Transferring Files from Old PC to new Macbook

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

  1. Martron macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
    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.
  2. Martron thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
  3. ekinnyc macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008
    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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