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Hey,

I'm currently switching from Mac back to PC as the cost of a new Mac was just too much for me.

I've networked my old Mac (10.4.11) and PC (Windows 7) together successfully and set up a sharing folder so I can transfer over my older files.

I've set my data copying and I'm getting an error saying "file names too long". I've got a lot of data to copy so it's not really an option to do this via a usb stick. Has anyone got any suggestions how I can make this work over the network?

Thanks!
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Bump, I could really do with a hand on this one, I've got to get my data over to my pc
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The Windows error "file names too long" is deceptive. It could be that you're copying to the root directory of the Win 7 machine and it's full.

Also, there are file names and extensions in OS X which are not compatible with Windows. You'll have to manually separate those out.

When copying (even on a network) you should be copying to folders and sub folders if possible. Otherwise you're going to invoke that error when the directory is full.
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Thanks for the reply. The drive I'm copying to definitely isn't full, it's a new 1TB disk.

I don't quite understand what you mean about copying to folders/subfolders though? Could you elaborate?
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I've also just noticed that word doc files aren't copying over in a format windows can read. I don't understand this as if I'd saved a document from my Mac onto a USB stick it'd be readable on a PC. How is that possible? :S
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