Transferring Files from Old PC to new Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Martron, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Martron macrumors regular

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    So I was wondering how to transfer files from my PC to my Mac using a direct ethernet. I do have an external, but I have more stuff on the PC that won't fit on there and I don't wanna delete anything just yet. I read you can do a direct ethernet "network" but that you have to manually enter the IP address and name of the PC. How do I find this info? Also, do I need a different ethernet cord, or is a standard one ok? Any info on how to go about this would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. ekinnyc macrumors member

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    you can use a standard network patch cable. thats the beauty of OS X - you dont need a special crossover cable.
    enable LAN on your PC, and that will give you the IP Address. alternatively, go to Start>Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt and type ipconfig

    once you have this, in Finder click the GO menu, then CONNECT TO SERVER

    type in smb://ipaddress
    you will see your PC as a mounted drive in Finder
     

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