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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...
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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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