Moving files from Mac to PC

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hawky, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Hawky macrumors newbie

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    I have my Macbook Pro and i have a lot of large 4gb+ files that i need to get onto my PC, i have a 16gb USB stick and want to just transfer them across a few at a time to my PC (running Win7) But either my PC wont recognise the format, or when it does i cant copy files to my usb stick because of a file size limit of 4gb.

    So in short, how can i get files from my mac to my pc, is there a program i can download for my PC to read Mac formated drives or something like that?

    Any help is appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. Den Deze macrumors newbie

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    Well, i have the same question :)
    I'm planning to buy a MBP within a few weeks, but since I also work with a desktop (W7), I want to know what's best to keep your files (music, bookmarks, ...) up to date with my PC and MBP:)
     
  3. neteng101 macrumors 65816

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  4. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    If all your computers are on the same network, share your files and folders from your MBP to your Windows PC using SMB.

    System preferences > Sharing > Options ... and go from here.

    On your Windows PC, go to your run box and type in \\your_machinename and you will see your shared areas from your MBP.

    Its handy if you got a gig network link for larger file transfers but it doesn't really matter for smaller files.

    I normally undo the share when my transfers are complete for security reasons.

    Edit: Check the 'File Sharing' box in the Sharing window and then click on 'Options'
     
  5. Hawky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks or the replies guys, will give both options a go and let you know how it goes :)
     
  6. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    should be \\your_MBP_name

    I'll get my posts right one day.
     

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