Put files in shared folder on PC to transfer to mac?

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  1. stateofmind macrumors regular

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    via ethernet?

    Is that all it takes to transfer files from a PC to a mac?

    NOTE: Having sharing options enabled on both machines.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Not really sure what you're trying to ask. Are you connecting machines over a network using a ethernet cord, or are you trying to connect two machines directly with an ethernet cord?
     
  3. stateofmind thread starter macrumors regular

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    Trying to connect a PC and a Mac to transfer 25gb worth of music/docs/pics
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    That doesn't answer my questions. How are the machines connected, specifically?
     
  5. stateofmind thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ethernet cable
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    OK, then you'll need a specific kind of ethernet cable known as a ethernet crossover cable. Then on Windows set the folders you want to move stuff from to be shared. Then on your Mac in Finder go under Go > Connect to Server, then you'll enter the IP for the Windows machine or the name of the Windows machine and then connect. You should be able to do normal drag and drop from there.

    Edit: Just read on one page that the machines may be smart enough that it won't need a crossover cable so go ahead and try whatever ethernet cable you have available.
     

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