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HI
I'd like to transfer all my files and stuff over to my mac from my pc, But got confused after looking at the apple switch 101 migrate page.

I have two ethernet cables if that helps and a router. Just didn't want to pay for a program that does the same thing as the ethernet cables according the apple site.

Thanks and Merry Christmas.
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I think the instructions are quite straightforward

What exactly are you having trouble with?
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How to conect the two by ip. it just confusing
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go to

 menu . System Preferences . Sharing



On the services pane select windows file sharing

at the bottom you will be given a network adress the pc can use to connect to the mac

There is s tep by step guide here as well

http://macs.about.com/cs/tipstutoria...sx_sharing.htm
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ill try that in a minute pc just starting up takes ages. another reason for the switch.
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