transferring files between macbooks without external?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jayar182, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. jayar182 macrumors newbie

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    i need to transfer a bunch of files (mostly imovie files and what not) between two macbook pros, the files are bigger than what my flash drive can hold, and i cant use my external hard drive, and i know it was possible to directly transfer via bluetooth, but the thing is, for files too large it's just too slow. any thoughts? i heard you could use wifi to transfer using a router? i considered making a torrent, but i dont want to install utorrent on my uncles laptop without asking him? also, how fast is wifi in comparison to bluetooth or if i made a torrent? also, i heard if i got an ethernet cable i can just hook them together?

    thank you!!
     
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  3. jayar182 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how would i do that? do i just plug in the cables to both macbooks?
     
  4. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Yes, and then go into system preferences and network on the one from which you want to transfer the files.
     
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    why does everybody mistake the hardware forums for the software forums?
     

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