Transferring data from MAC to Windows

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ddzc, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. ddzc macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2004
    Hello all,

    I am in the process of transferring data from a mac to a windows box. I've heard of many issues regarding corruptions and data renaming. Usually, when Windows receives the file, windows will reformat the files and corrupt them so the mac cannot view them anymore.

    What is the best approach on doing this?

    I have a mac here which is using retrospect to backup to tape. I would like to install the external tape drive on the windows box and transfer the data over with this method. Can veritas backup exec restore the data from the tape which retrospect backed up on or will retrospect for windows need to be purchased?
    Will the above method work out?

    What do you recommend so I can backup data to a windows box and restore it back to a mac w/o any corruption?

    Thanks all
  2. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

    Feb 23, 2006
    Your going to have problems with mac files that have resource forks. They will get destroyed on transfer and that is what gets "corrupted"
  3. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    What sort of data are we talking about? To my knowledge the only problems these days are that Windows and OSX allow and disallow different characters in file names.

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