How to backup from a PC to a Mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Kauai, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Kauai macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2010
    Could anyone here recommend an easy way to backup files, info, etc from a PC and then transfer them to a Mac? It's an 09 24" iMac if that makes any difference.
  2. product26 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2005
    I can't recommend any software, but I do have a couple suggestions.

    1. Connect the two computers to the same LAN using ethernet, not wireless. Using file sharing connect the mac to the PC and drag and drop everything you need.

    2. Get an external hard drive, create some folders for the types of files you will be transferring and copy away.

    3. Put the hard drive from the PC in to an external enclosure, connect it to the mac and copy.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    How much data are we looking at? Do you have an external HD or enclosure? External HD will probably be the easiest option

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