Transfer files from PC to Mac wirelessly?

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  1. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I have some large files saved on a PC that are too large to email.

    Since we just got a 1 year old Mac I want to transfer these couple of files wirelessly from PC to Mac. The PC and Mac are on same network.

    How can I do this?
     
  2. ryaninho4 macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same issue - i tried the migration tool but my mac says that it does detect any other CPU on the same network!
     
  3. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Ah sorry but idk what you mean by CPU maybe Computer?

    You could if you have an external harddrive (formatted in Fat) copy the files onto there and transfer them to the pc or you could open the sharing preferences in system preferences>Sharing> File Sharing and select options (look at the screenshot).

    Than click options and select SMB:

    Than copy the files to the public folder found under your username and Than browse the Url on the windows pc.
     

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  4. ryaninho4 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that - i have already set up the file share element on the MBA but still no joy - i have a external HDD, but would this still work if my sole purpose was to move my itunes folder with all my music and films - the other files on the PC im not to bothered about.

    Thanks in advance
     
  5. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Yes however for moving an itunes library you first have to go through these steps:

    http://osxdaily.com/2010/03/21/copy-itunes-library-from-a-pc-to-a-mac/
     
  6. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have file sharing set up on Mac. What do I do with the file on PC?
     
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    Oh sorry I can't help you with that, maybe this article can albeit being a bit techy
    http://tech.ifelix.net/3020.html
     
  12. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Still can't find an answer all tutorials tell me to right click on file and choose share file. But when I right click on file there isn't and file sharing option!
     
  13. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Easier option: put your files on a USB key or external HD. It isn't wireless but it's far simpler.
     
  14. Texran macrumors regular

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    Are you able to see the folders on each computer from the other
     
  15. dyusem macrumors member

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    I use a cloud service (Dropbox) which works perfectly for accomplishing what you want to do.
     
  16. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have drop box. How do you configure?
     
  17. dyusem macrumors member

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    Log in to your Dropbox account and go to the following link. You can get a good idea of how to use the service by reading the FAQ and discover how to link various computers to your Dropbox account:

    https://www.dropbox.com/help
     

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