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    Transfer from PC to PwerBook
    Hi, I have a question that I'm hoping one of you will be able to help me with. Basically, I have a PC and a PowerBook. I currently have all my iTunes library and all my music on my PC and I'm not really using my PowerBook. Ideally, I would like to use my PowerBook as my music player. Now the question: Is there any easy way of transfering all my music from my PC to my Mac? It is quite a lot and the prospect of burnign one million DVD's doesn't really appeal to me...
    Any ideas???

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    Are you on a network

    Otherwise get an external enclosure and use that to put the PC drive in

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    Sounds like a good idea but I'm afraid it doesn't really mean anything to me...

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    Any chance you could ellaborate???

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    And no...I'm not on a network...

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    If both computers have ethernet do this

    Go to a computer store and buy an ethernet crossover cable - make sure its a crossover cable not a standard one

    connect the two machines directly

    If the powerbook has OS X go to system preferences > Sharing > and turn on windows file sharing

    make a note of the macs SMB address

    Go to your windows PC and connect to the mac (it will appear as a windows hare on the PCs network)

    connect and transfer the files to the mac

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    BRILLIANT!!!! Thanks man...Will try asap!!!

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    Hi...so I've bought a crossover cable, and I can see the pc in my mac network places but can't connect. Same on the pc. the mac kind of shows up if i click view workgroup computers, but i can't connect.
    Can you talk me through what i have do to? I feel I'm sooo close to connecting but can't get the final step...thanks!!!

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    what version of os x are you using

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    It says Version 10.4.6

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    before we go any further download the 10.4.11 combo update and install it, that may solve the sharing problem, but at least your tiger version will be the latest

    http://www.apple.com/support/downloa...updateppc.html

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    Wicked...doing that now.

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    Done...

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    Can the PD connect to the mac now, you should be using your macs shortname from your user account and your mac password to connect

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