How can I transfer an iso on my pc to a Mac?

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  1. Mr.Gump macrumors newbie

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    Here is my situation and I would like to thank you for taking the time to help my friend and I out.

    I am a PC user and I formatted my thumb drive NTFS. On the thumb drive I have two Mac ISO images and I need to get them to my friends Mac. How can I do this without getting too technical? I simply want to get these 2 ISO images onto her Mac from my PC. Thank you so much for your help :)

    some details that may be helpful:

    the total size of both ISO is roughly 11GB so FAT32 is out I guess cause it wont fit.

    Can I mount the ISO from the flash drive, if need be, and skip even transferring the files over?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can drag and drop any file from a NTFS-formatted drive onto a Mac, as Mac OS X reads NTFS natively, although it doesn't write to NTFS unless you make it possible.

    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X: Install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free)
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx 33USD).
    • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
     
  3. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    2nd this. Also remember to get a good program to read/copy/burn
     
  4. Mr.Gump thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for the quick response!

    I am sorry but I just want to spell it out clearly because I will need to do this install when I am in her car parked on the side of the road haha.

    You are telling me that I will have no problems transferring those ISO's to her MAC and then mounting them?

    I have no need to put anything from her Mac on my thumb drive, is that what you mean by "writing"?


    forgive my ignorance, but when I think of transferring the ISO's to the Mac isn't that copying?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can drag and drop any file from the NTFS drive to your Mac. You added the part about mounting the ISO after I responded to your post. What "install" are you talking about?

    How to read (install) iso files with a Mac?
    Yes.
     
  6. Mr.Gump thread starter macrumors newbie

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