Transfer files from PC to mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kingcrowing, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    I've got a 4.5GB Video file on my PC laptop, and I'm getting my Macbook Pro next week, how can I transfer this file? Is there anyway to do it via an ethernet cable? the PC dosent have firewire and I dont have a USB external HD, so I dont know the best way to go about this, thanks!
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    Does it have wireless? If this:

    1. Move the file into a shared folder (meaning the file can be shared on the network.
    2. Go to Wireless Zero Configuration Service or similar program
    3. Create a AdHoc network (for this purpose unless you're doing it at a coffee shop or something just leave it without security.
    4. Connect your macbook pro to the Adhoc network
    5. Enable Windows sharing on the Macbook Pro by going to control panel and turning on Windows sharing
    6. Go to connect to server->type in smb://<insert name of computer here>
    7. Make sure Windows is set up to file share
    8. Connect
    9. Navigate to folder
    10. Transfer it to desktop
    11. Open finder, transfer it to movies.


    That's one way of doing it. If you have an infrastructure wireless network you can do it that way too. :)
  3. Monkaaay macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2006
    Richmond, VA

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