How do I transfer between my Mac and PC?

bungiefan89

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I need to transfer many Gigabytes of information from my BootCamp'd, Windows 7-running iMac to my Macbook. Running files is not a problem, I just need to transfer them from one hard drive to the next.

I feel this should be a very simple process that can be achieved with just an ethernet cable... much like how I used an ethernet cable during migration assistant.

So how do I transfer files from a Windows 7 OS computer to a Mac Snow Leopard OS computer?
 

bungiefan89

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I wonder this too...but I would go the old route...transfer from Win7->External HD->Mac.
That's essentially what I'm trying now... except the closest thing to an external HD that I have is a 2GB USB stick.

Did I mention I had to transfer about 240 GB of files and some of them are more than 2 GB in size individually? :/
 

blastoboy1000

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Aug 7, 2011
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You could always connect to the ftp server built into Mac OS (enabled via the Sharing Pref Pane, i believe), or you could connect to your Windows computer over Samba. To connect to it via SMB, go to Finder, Go -> Connect to Server (Cmd+K), and type in smb://192.168.###.###
 

LeandrodaFL

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Apr 6, 2011
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Firstly, I also vote for the external drive.

Secondly, you MUST have an external drive anyways for backup purpuses.

So get one imeadiatly, I recomned WD My Passport or G-Techonly Firewire drives, they are silent and fast.
 

johnhurley

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So how do I transfer files from a Windows 7 OS computer to a Mac Snow Leopard OS computer?
There are a whole bunch of potential ways.

As someone already pointed out if you want to just do it over ethernet you can use ftp or samba.
 
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