Migrating Problem from PC to Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mondmond88, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. mondmond88 macrumors newbie

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    Hi there
    just got my new MBP 2.4GHz
    and i wanted to move my files from my current win xp sp3 to my mac

    i have read this thread
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=316507
    regarding how to transfer files using the ethernet cable only (w/o router)

    i've changed my TCP/IP for my windows to 169.254.189.1
    and my mac ip address is 169.254.189.2

    and i when i try to connect to the server using smb://169.254.189.1, i get failed to connect to server etc etc

    anything that i've done wrong?
    i dont wanna transfer file using my external.
    thanks for any advice

    EDIT: my win xp sp3 HDD is on NTFS
    could it be one of the reason?
    im really blur right now
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    First, you may want to check the date on threads you read. That thread is 3 years old. While the information may still be applicable, many times older threads refer to outdated versions of the OS or software.

    How to transfer data from a PC to a Macintosh

    FAT32
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
    • No individual file larger than 4GB.
    NTFS
    HFS
    • Read/Write HFS from native Mac OS X
    • To Read/Write HFS from Windows, Install MacDrive
    • To Read HFS (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer
     
  3. mondmond88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so to be able to copy files from my xp,
    i would need to install macfuse and also ntfs 3g right?
    ntfs-3g is free? it redirected me to tuxera, there's a buy option of 25 Euro.

    after installing then i could just connect it with the ethernet cable method?
    im really new to this. sorry if i sound stupid. :D
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    West Suburban Boston Ma
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    It's been a while since I tried to access windows PCs, but if you are doing it via SMB, the format of the file system on the windows PC shouldn't matter. I think SMB hides the file system type and just presents files. In any case if you are only trying to copy the files form the PC to the Mac, then it makes even less difference and doesn't require any additional software.
     
  5. mondmond88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah
    that's what i was thinking.
    i just wanna copy the files. i dont have to modify them
    but i tried chaging the tcp/ip and it doesnt get connected.
    weird
     

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