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Just got my new iMac and I was pumped because I downloaded a blueray movie on my old PC to transfer onto my iMac to watch it but with the external hard drive formatted in FAT there is that ANNOYING 4gb limit so I need some help or advice in how to get this off my PC and onto my iMac?

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Options:

1. Crossover ethernet cable and network the PC and Mac to transfer the file over directly.

2. Do you have a router and two ethernet cables? That'll work too.

3. Reformat the external drive to HFS (backup before you do anything with the drive)
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Options:

1. Crossover ethernet cable and network the PC and Mac to transfer the file over directly.

2. Do you have a router and two ethernet cables? That'll work too.

3. Reformat the external drive to HFS (backup before you do anything with the drive)
As a recent switcher, myself I would opt for option 2 in this scenario - It's the easiest, provided you have an existing network (even if it is only your PC connected to your router).

If you don't have an ethernet cable, then I'd go for option 1.
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