transferring data from pc to imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Sturgeon boy, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Sturgeon boy macrumors member

    Sturgeon boy

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    my new Imac arrived yesterday and i was wondering what was the easiest way to transfer all my music,pictures files etc from my old pc to my new mac. my local (150 mile round trip ) apple store will do it for free but if its easy enough i'll do it my self
    cheers in advance
     
  2. kgian macrumors regular

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    Just copy them to an external usb hard drive connected to the pc. Then connect to hard drive to the mac. If I remember correctly, OSX can READ ntfs partitions but can't write to them. It is going to be fine for your job though...
     
  3. NCWildcat macrumors member

    NCWildcat

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    Hook up both machines to your LAN (I don't recommend wireless). Run this on your PC:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1557

    Search for Migration Assistant on your Mac and run that. Your Mac and PC should talk to each other and you'll have to pick what you want to transfer. I had about 300 GB to transfer and it took about 30 min.
     
  4. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502

    AaronM5670

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    Yes, I did this too, it works like a dream considering Microsoft and Apple aren't exactly best friends ;)
     
  5. NCWildcat macrumors member

    NCWildcat

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    Yes, it was mostly painless. I made the mistake of running it after I had created my account on the Mac, so I had rename the Windows account to transfer, then delete the original Mac account and rename the new one. Wish it could handle transferring/merging accounts of the same name.
     

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