>PLEASE READ< iMac File Sharing

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Pikabuddy, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Pikabuddy macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    I am having trouble transferring a specific file from my iMac (mid-2007 w/ 10.6.5 OSX) to my Macbook Pro (current model, w/ 10.6.5 OSX). I don't want to do migration assistant to my Macbook, because there is a ton of information on my iMac. So, I dragged the file to my iMAc's public folder.
    I opened my macbook and clicked my iMac's HD through shared in finder. I can do this file sharing through wireless internet (Apple Airport extreme). When I clicked the public folder (the only viewable through fileshare) and it opened, but it made the loading icon with no success and never loaded. I CAN view this public folder AND the file on my other 3 macs I have in my house, but my macbook can't. So I copied the file onto one of my other iMacs, and put it into it's public folder. I could view the public folder AND its contents of this other iMac on my macbook. But when I opened it THIS time, the same thing happened! It never loaded. Is it a file corruption or something? The file contains .XML documents from Microsoft Word.

    I have tried-
    Restarting Computer.
    Flipping on and off Fileshare via PReferences.
    In Fileshare preferences, I clicked "Everyone" to "Read and Write".

    PLEASE HELP!

    Thanks.
     
  2. Pikabuddy thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. kresh, Jan 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011

    kresh macrumors 6502a

    kresh

    #3
    I would DropBox it. It's free and you get 2 GB of space.


    edit: If it a wonky file permissions issue then the permissions will not survive drop boxing.
     
  4. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

    yayitsezekiel

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  5. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

    MacHamster68

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    thats the reason why my iMac core duo has a second partition with osx 10.4.11 tiger ...Apple talk
    Apple talk was the perfect way to share files between Mac's and even a 3 year old could set it up without any difficulties , but apple did want to go windows so they sacrificed Apple talk in snow leopard
     

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