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Is there an easy method to transfer files from Windows to Mac?

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  • Started 2 years ago by CompWiz
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CompWiz
CompWiz
Posts: 864

A friend is swapping out his windows laptop for a mac book and he wants to transfer all of his files to the mac. And to be honest I've never dealt with something like this. Is it even possible? If so, is there a preferred method to do so?

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vistual
vistual
Posts: 3135

dropbox : )
heres an invitation link. use it and we both get the extra 250 MB of free space : ) !!!
http://db.tt/ZT6xZAf

theres also ...
Migrate your Windows files or system to your Mac

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2518 This might also help.

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Xhi
Xhi
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NO! No! use mine! Use mine! http://db.tt/0RHBfJ2r

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CompWiz
CompWiz
Posts: 864

: D thanks guys. I was wondering if I could use my 2.5" SATA external case and insert the PC's HD and run it(via USB) as a mass storage device on the Mac?

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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Can MAC read and write to NTFS drives
The Mac can read FAT32 without a problem. The Mac will read NTFS, but cannot write to it. There is a program called MacFuse, which can read and write to NTFS drives. The Mac’s file format of HFS PLUS is the best way o go.

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vistual
vistual
Posts: 3135

LOL!
c'mon Xhi, why would they use yours!?

you get an EXTRA 250MB! of space by using mine
; )

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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Same for me. You have a different deal?

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vistual
vistual
Posts: 3135

no silly! i just remembered you signed up under me.
that explains it.
good grasshopper.

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

Your new avatar is springing. Hope it's forward. LOL.

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seoorganic
Posts: 1

Have him bring the laptop to the mac store and let them do the work for him :)

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divinny
Posts: 1

Yeap go to the store they might surely help, but is there any program that able to transfer it?

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youknowita
youknowita
Posts: 360

copy partition with partition wizard.

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jakort1
jakort1
Posts: 25

Vistual,
hope you don't mind, but, I used your Dropbox referral link...
jak

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