Moving Files from PC to Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by darkanddivine, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. darkanddivine macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2007
    Had a brief look around and there seem to be varying answers on the best way to go about moving files from a PC to Mac. I have around 60gb of data, a Lacie external drive and an iPod. I've been having difficulty getting my Lacie drive to mount my PC so it seems that is going to be harder to do it that way.

    Some of what I've read has said I can format my iPod, then set it up for data use for PC. Once I've transfered everything over to the mac I can re-format the iPod for mac and re-import the songs, seenas that is the machine it will be being used on.

    Is the above process as simple as I've made out? If so I'd quite happily do it that way. Is there anything else I need to know or have missed out?
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Yeah it really is that easy. I did the same thing 3 years ago with my first mac.
  3. mick4394 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2006
    Flyover country
    It sounds like you've got the right idea. I just did this last week. It works like a charm.
  4. hanschien macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2006
    Houston, TX
    If the computers are both both on a LAN, set up a shared folder on either computer, drag & drop, done. Also, direct ethernet connection (w/o hub or switch) is possible with a regular CAT5 cable on newer Macs.
  5. tutubibi macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2003
    External storage is one option but if you have both machines on the network you can just enable file sharing and copy over directly.
    It may take some time, depending on the network speed but saves you some time coping to and from external storage.
  6. Penryn macrumors member


    Jul 31, 2007
    Yup that easy.
    S'what I did when I got my first mac.

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