Transfering Large File from My Mac to my PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nickjp42, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. nickjp42 macrumors newbie

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    I have looked around the forum and cant seem to find the exact issue i am experiencing.

    Here is my situation... I have a file on my macbook pro that is an .iso file that is 5.5 GB big... I want to move it to my desktop PC so I can use the file.. I have a external hard drive, but i get the "error code 0" thing when I try and move it over, which now i know is because its in a FAT32 format....

    Are there any solutions, or any other ways that I can transfer this file to my desktop PC?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

    Nick
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Over a network, either via Ethernet or wirelessly.

    With 802.11n Wifi it should take less than 10 minutes, with 10/100 Mbit LAN around 8 minutes, with Gigabit LAN around 2 minutes.
     
  3. nickjp42 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Spinnerlys:

    ok im somewhat of a noob, especially when it comes to network stuff....

    So i have my desktop PC connected to my home network via a cable. My Macbook is wireless. How exactly do i make the transfer via my network?
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Even if you split the file up, it can't exist as a whole on the FAT file system. Are you OK with having the file in multiple pieces? If that's alright, take a look see at MacHacha.
     
  5. nickjp42 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ill give it a try, but it sounds like the network transfer method might be easier? Im not sure..
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    The network transfer alone doesn't solve your problem, from how I understand your situation. The FAT file system has a 4 GB limit, not matter how you get the file there. It doesn't matter if you transfer the data over the network via an ethernet cable or wireless, a 5.5GB file cannot exist on a FAT system. You need a NTFS file system got the Windows side for that file to exist there.
     
  7. nickjp42 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, so is dividing the iso file my best bet...?
     
  8. nickjp42 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    angelwatt:

    I am using MacHacha right now... What format do i split the file as? it gives me options such as:
    Hacha
    HJsplit
    FastSplit
    WinSplit
    MacHacha
    and Polymorphic
     
  9. spinnerlys Guest

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    HJsplit, I had good experiences with that. http://www.freebyte.com/hjsplit/ is needed on Windows to join them again.

    But make sure your Windows PC uses NTFS as a file system for its HDD(s).
     

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