Transferring files from a PC

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  1. arsenalgear macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    My aunt is going to switch to a Mac from an old circa 2001 Gateway. What would be the easiest way to transfer her files over?

    Thanks!:apple:
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    For me, it would be a flash drive

    What kind of files, how many, size, etc?

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  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    If there are a lot of them/big files, you can set up file sharing between the two computers easily enough.
     
  4. arsenalgear thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, but is there a way to do it automatically through the Migration Assistant? This isn't just files, but also email accounts, urls, and settings.

    Thanks
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    No, not from a PC. Migration Assistant only works with other Macs. Some applications (email programs, schedulers, etc.) can export to formats readable by Mac software, though.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    PC settings would be of no value on the Mac
    Email will be a challenge, what email does she use?

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  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Not really. Mail actually provides a fair number of import options.
     

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  8. arsenalgear thread starter macrumors member

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    I would guess Outlook Express.
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Doesn't appear on "the list" ;)
    Outlook from a PC can be a challenge, but there are some options
    You can do a search with MRoogle
    There are some threads on doing this I believe


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  10. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    As mentioned in another thread, might MobileMe help out here? It hasn't been available for terribly long and .Mac didn't have Windows support, so I don't know that many people would have tried this (and written about it).

    It may be she could simply sign up for a MobileMe trial account, sync her PC, then sync her Mac with the PC.

    Can anyone that has MobileMe confirm this?
     

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