Transferring data between Mac and Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by axeldtf, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. axeldtf macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    I find it very easy to transfer data between my imac and macbook. However i have a dell laptop that i use for surfing the web if my macs are doing something. I'd like to be able to transfer data between the two. I am able to pull files from my dell because it shows up in my "shared" area.


    Is there a way to find my mac on my windows laptop?
    I dont really use windows so i am unsure how to do this?


    Thanks for taking the time to read this. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. echochamber macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    I'm having this same problem. i can grab files from my pc no prob. But my pc can't see anything on the Mac.
  3. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    the best way around this is using dropbox application. it's for mac and windows and even iphone. I use this a lot.
  4. Bbusyb macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2009
    Notts, UK / Alex, Egypt
    Its pretty easy to do, from My experience.

    I wanted to do the same, as I have a lot of files on My macbook which I want to access using My older Dell Laptop, either in another room, or more often as a Ad hoc Second monitor.

    A Little Googling led me to finding a solution that worked.

    on OS X 10.6

    Go to System Preferences

    Select Sharing

    Click on File Sharing, and make sure that it is ticked on

    Click on Options Under Windows Sharing

    In the options that show up, Tick " Share Files and Folders using SMB"

    Enter the accountant Details and You are done.

    Then Just add the Folders / Drives that you want to Share, and the permissions for them.

    My Macbook now shows up under Network in Windows, and I can easily navigate to my shared folders. You could always Put a shortcut to you specific drive either i Favourites (Win7) or on your desktop.
  5. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    Thanks for the tip, i'll definitely try that!

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