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    transfer 12GB file from mac to pc
    i have a 12GB file i need to transfer from a mac to my PC.

    -I obviously cannot transfer via DVD as the file size is too large.
    -I have a NTSC formatted external hard drive that i formatted for my PC but the Mac will only copy files up 4GB onto it so i can't use that.
    -I could format a new hard drive for mac but then i've been told the pc wont read it.

    Alternatively, if I bought a large enough flash pen drive to transfer the file would that work? or do they also have issues with maximum file transfer sizes like the external drive that I have at the moment does?

    if not are there any other solutions?

    thanks!

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    Are you using MacFuse and macntfs-3 to write to the external from OS X

    http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/
    http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/

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    i dont have no mac's
    connect over a wireless network, firewire, or ethernet cable
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    ok thanks - i'll propose the ethernet cable/ firewire option to the mac user. is it a pretty straight forward procedure? and no issues with restricted file sizes?

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    use .rar files split them into 4 gb chunks, and use unrarx on the mac, it will join the parts automatically

    just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmkl View Post
    use .rar files split them into 4 gb chunks, and use unrarx on the mac, it will join the parts automatically

    just a thought
    yup what i would have probably done if there was no wired ethernet

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    Do it over your wirelesss network. It's just a drag and drop.

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    12GB over wireless would be extremely slow, even n speed would take a while. Wired GB ethernet would be the way to go.

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