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file sharing b/t mac and pc


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I run several Mac and Pc computers in my office and I'm trying to set up a shared folder among them all. I have a Mac OS X (v.10.6), Windows 7, and Vista. I tried googling on how to do file sharing, but the many of the sites provide very confusing instructions (and some others are old articles based on older OS versions). So, how can I file share between a mac and a pc?
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well i suppose the most basic step would be to turn file sharing on on the mac under system preferences.

as for the shared folder my guess would be, to get a router and plug an external hard drive into its USB port (if it has one. make sure its formatted to FAT32 for inter compatibility.) dont hold me to any of this as my wifi connection has always been dodgy and as such have never experimented with these setups.


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So, how can I file share between a mac and a pc?
This Web site does an excellent job of taking you through it, step by step:

How Do I Network My Mac and PC? :: My First Mac - Help Buying and Getting Started with Your New Mac

Another option, which would be easier to setup and use, but which does not offer the same speed of transferring, is to get the Internet involved and use the free, cross-platform Dropbox application/service:
Dropbox - Home - Online backup, file sync, and sharing made easy.

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