Hi Everyone, Hoping to get some help on this-- I'm the proud new owner of a Mac Book Pro, and I'm currently in the process of transferring files (such as music, photos, documents) from my Windows 7 PC to said Mac Book Pro. Initially, I networked the two machines successfully, and began to transfer the files by copying them directly from the PC hard drive to the Mac. This worked for a little while (files would indeed transfer), but about 10 minutes in, the Mac would create this "locked" Music folder, and the PC would suddenly run into an error where it couldn't access the locked folder. I tried this multiple times, enabling all sharing permissions to be completely open, and it still didn't work. A friend of mine clued me into Target Disk Mode, and said that if I had Firewire on my PC, it was much easier to transfer items from the PC to the Mac that way. Indeed I do have Firewire on the PC, so I bought a cable to properly connect the two machines, successfully booted up the Mac in Target Disk Mode, and when I went to start transferring files to the Target Mac, I couldn't find it anywhere. I made sure to check that the Firewire driver was functioning properly, and everything seems to be functional on the PC--other than a dying battery and a speaker that isn't working, the machine is solid. I'm not sure why the PC can't "see" the Mac via Firewire, especially when it was able to see it as a networked machine (when the Mac is booted normally). I checked some reference info on Target Disk Mode, and I learned that the host computer (The PC) must meet the following requirements: 1) Built-in Thunderbolt or Firewire port (either 400 or 800), or a Firewire port on a PC card. 2) FireWire 2.3.3 or later 3) Mac OS 8.6 or later 4) An ATA Hard Drive at ATA bus 0 As I said, my machine does meet #1. I'm not sure about #2 -- I checked my Device Manager and it says it has the 1394 IEEE Bus Host Controller, which I learned is the functioning FireWire device; other than that, I don't know if it's version 2.3.3 or later--is there a way I can confirm this? Furthermore, if it's not 2.3.3 or later, am I basically wasting my time? #3 -- the host is a PC, so I find this "requirement" to be a strange one. #4 -- Not even sure what this means, but I checked the device manager and I see the "ATA" acronym all over the place, namely near "Channel 0," so I'm guessing I meet this requirement. This is more than a little frustrating, because it feels like I'm doing everything properly. Not only was the Network file transfer unsuccessful (for reasons I still don't understand), this Target Disk Mode isn't even being detected by my Host PC, which to my knowledge meets the Host requirements. If anyone has encountered this, or could help troubleshoot or shed light, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!