sharing files

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  1. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 700 mb file i need to get from my mac to my pc.The biggest usb stick i have is 512 mb.Is there a website that will allow me to upload it from my mac,then download it on my pc?Or is there a program that allows drag and drop file sharing between the two?thanks
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    do you have a mobile me account?

    you could also burn a CD data disc or DVD data disc.
     
  3. iSaygoodbye thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    huh the only other way is over the network. are they on the same network?

    EDIT: could you possibly split up the file?
     
  5. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Use a firewire cable and restart your Mac in the "Target Disk" Mode from sys pref|Startup Disk.

    Use WiFi

    Use Ethernet cable through router

    Use Crossover Cable

    Borrow a larger flash drive from neighbor

    Buy a 2GB flash drive. It only costs $3 these days!!
     
  6. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    yea that too. haha
     
  7. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Multi part archive uploaded to megaupload or rapidshare or sendspace?
     
  8. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Unless you live in the boondocks, it will probably be quicker to drive to a store, buy a realistically sized usb stick (512Mb is tiny these days) , and use that.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    my god, if they are both on the same network just connect to the mac from the windows machine.

    go to system prefs->sharing:
    • turn on file sharing
    • hit options in the file sharing area
    • tick the bottom button "share files and folders using SMB"
    • tick your account name
    • use istat or something similar to get your IP of the mac (or go to the network system preferences and it will tell you when you select the network interface you are currently using)
    • go to your windows machine
    • open My Computer
    • Tools->Map to network drive
    • type \\yourip (e.g. \\192.168.0.1)
    • type in the passwords and blaablaa..
    • navigate and copy.
     
  10. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Turning on SMB sharing will turn your account password hashes into an SMB-compatible format, which can be cracked in seconds.

    If the two computers are on the same network, go to the PC and turn its file sharing on with write access. Connect to it from your Mac and transfer the file.
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    what is your point and or relevance to this?? if your computer is on the internet or even turned on, it can be hacked.. that is the risk we take... do we care?? no, chances are slim.

    oh oh and what other ways do you suggest then? appart from doing it the loooong way
     
  12. iSaygoodbye thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cant buy a flash drive.only 13 and no money.:). The file sharing thing didnt work.How do i plit it into a multiple part .rar file?I have the unarchiver that i use for .rar files.thanks guys
     
  13. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Ah, Mac users and their complacency about security :rolleyes:

    I wanted to let the OP know that there is a significant downside to enabling SMB sharing.
     
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    haha thats funny. because i got that quote from a PC user :rolleyes:
     

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