Transferring data between Mac and Windows

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

  1. axeldtf macrumors 6502

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    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.

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    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?

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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