PC transition to MAC help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kennyz1, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. kennyz1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008

    Question regarding moving files from PC to MAC…

    I am currently using a PC (IBM ThinkPad). I’ve ordered a MacBook Pro. The ThinkPad will go away.

    I need to move my files over and would like to inquire about the best (simplest) method for accomplishing this task.

    I have an external hard drive that I have purchased for the Mac (already formatted for HFS+). I don’t really fancy reformatting for NTFS, etc…

    As FYI, I plan to run either VMware or Parallels and run XP/Microsoft on the external hard drive via firewire 800. I use this for work and want to keep everything separated.

    Hopefully, I can simply connect the two machines (via crossover??) and move the files over.

    Please advise and thanks very much,

  2. nanvinnie macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2007
    you're pc won't be able to read the mac format and will need macdrive for your pc. otherwise, network the computers and move your files across that way.
  3. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

    Alan Taylor

    May 14, 2006

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