transfer Mac files to Windows PC

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  1. MacPC macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    II have a question about making a backup of my Mac files to a Windows PC, both are on the same network. When I transfer the file, on the Windows machine,the one file always ends up with two copies, eg. the file XYZ.txt will end up with XYZ.txt and ._XYZ.txt on the PC. The ._XYZ.txt is probably the resource fork protion on the Mac file. I read it somewhere a whils ago that there is a way to prevent this but I forgot where I read it. Does anyone know about that?

    Thank in advance.

    M.
     
  2. tschoftner macrumors member

    tschoftner

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    #2
    you can delete those ._XYZ.txt files; have done so on several occasions - never expriences any problem at all!
    Thomas
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    #3
    Taken from apples site Only states it will stop the .ds_store so not sure if it works for all resource forks.

     
  4. theISHkid macrumors regular

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    #4
    I get the exact same experience on my network... I just delete and it doesn't affect anything.
     

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