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  1. #1

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    May 15, 2008
    Trouble moving files from PC to iMAc
    I just bought an imac and have over 100gb of info from pc I need to move.

    I have the mac plugged into my pv with an ethernet cable but everytime I try to transfer files it fails. I can open shared files on the PC/Mac no problem though.

    So, I disabled the share files and folders using SMB option in the mac preferences. It works now, the problem is at a much slower speed. It's taken half an hour to transfer 100MB.

    Help! What am I doing wrong? Is their a third party product I can get?

  2. #2

    Soulwar's Avatar
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    Jan 27, 2008
    Estero, FL
    iMac 17" 1Ghz G4  iPhone 3G  10.5.5
    When all else fails, try everything!
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    June 2008

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 06, 2008
    Hillbank, South Australia
    2 x 20" iMac Intel Core 2 Duo
    Buy an external hrad drive.
    Use this to transfer your files.
    When finished you can use it for backups etc..

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    Kash's Avatar
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    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
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    Have you added both machines to a single workgroup? Do you have Airport enabled on the iMac? Does the PC have a wireless card that might still be enabled? Are you using the Connect to Server option to mount the shared folder(s) on the PC?

    June 2007
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