New Switcher, files from PC?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Stirman, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Stirman macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2005
    Hey there, just came home with my 12" PB and loving it. I have lots of docs and files on my PC and I am having toruble finding a guide to transferring them over. Most searches yield links to 3rd party apps, which I don't believe I need...

    Can't I just send over files with a crossover cable? Any guides available?

    Many thanks...
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    An Ethernet cable will work (doesn't have to be crossover, new Macs are auto-sensing). You'll have to take down any Windows firewalls and turn on file sharing.

    There is also an issue with file naming, you can get an application called NameCleaner that will batch-rename files and also apply the correct Type and Creator associations.

    See for much advice
  3. Cooknn macrumors 68020


    Aug 23, 2003
    Fort Myers, FL
    How about a USB Drive? I think you can get a GB for around $50 now...
  4. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    Moorestown, NJ
    iPods (and other players) and data cds + dvds are other options, too. ;) These are much faster than ethernet, it took me about 15 minutes to transfer 2gbs of music to my computer from another (after fumbling around with connection incompatabilities with the Mac and XP box for a good 20 minutes).

    In my opinion, if you don't have an iPod, ask a friend to lend you one, it will be much less painful.

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