>PLEASE READ< iMac File Sharing

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

  1. Pikabuddy macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2010

    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".


  2. Pikabuddy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2010
  3. kresh, Jan 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011

    kresh macrumors 6502a


    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


    Aug 1, 2008
    Irvine, CA
  5. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    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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