Help with moving Google Earth (places) from Windows to Mac

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  1. swmr macrumors regular

    swmr

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    So I have a Windows XP machine and a new MBP as specced in my sig. I have a ton of places I found on Google earth that I want to try and transfer to my Mac. Some of these were pretty hard to find, and I might not be able to get to them again. I know for my Firefox book marks, I just exported a bookmark file to my USB drive, and then imported them on my Mac. Can anybody tell me how to do the same for Google Earth if it is possible?

    Obviously a simple export/import would be nice, but if anybody knows of a specific file that needs to be copied, I am willing to try that too.

    Thanks!!

    Mitch -- swmr
     
  2. swmr thread starter macrumors regular

    swmr

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    Nothing huh? I was hoping I could get some answers over night. Maybe I was the only switcher who watched to keep there places haha.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Possibly you would have better luck going to a Windows site for help with a Windows application. On the Mac--and I assume on Windows as well--search for a file named "myplaces.kml." This file contains your "My Places" entries.
     
  4. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    surely from within google earth you just right click on my places and select save as?
     
  5. swmr thread starter macrumors regular

    swmr

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    Thanks ill try both of those next time I feel like booting up my XP machine haha...
     

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