Transferring Files From PC to Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nakile, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. nakile macrumors regular

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    I'm having a heck of a time right now.

    I'm trying to get my files off my old PC by connection the Ethernet cable directly to the Mac. I then enable file sharing on the whole C drive on the PC. I then open the Finder and open the Network Browser. My PC doesn't show up.

    Any idea what the problem might be? I'm probably missing a step...
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. nakile thread starter macrumors regular

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    How would I go about doing this?
     
  4. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    I would think you'd need a crossover ethernet cable to directly connect two computers via ethernet. Even then I'm not sure you can do it without a hub between them.

    EDIT: A quick Google seems to confirm my suspicion about needing a crossover cable.

    This is about the settings for Windows XP:
    http://www.conniq.com/WinXPNetworking_Ethernet_direct_connection.htm

    This one is specifically about a Mac/PC, but is from 4 years ago:
    http://www.macwindows.com/peertips.html

    Both mention using a crossover cable. I'd think you might be able to find some directions via search for this, since those were the first results I got for "ethernet direct connect" and "ethernet direct connect mac pc".
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    You need to look inside your settings in Windows to manually assign an IP address

    You don't need a crossover cable, Mac ethernet ports are auto-switching
     
  6. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    That's good to know. That must have changed at some point in the last few years then.
     
  7. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    how confidenct are you about opening up your pc and mac? you can remove your hdd from your pc, set the jumper pin to slave and then put it in your mac and then start up your mac and your pc drive will be on your desktop. could be a lot faster and easier to do and all you will need is a screwdriver.
     
  8. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Not really the best way....over network would be much simpler.
     

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