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I have a new Mac and want to transfer some files from my old HP PC to it. What are some ways I can do this ?
The easiest way would be by use of a floppy disk or CD-R. Do you have a CD burner attached to the Mac IIci? I am assuming you at least have floppy (unless it died). Do you have a floppy on the HP?
If you can get the files onto floppy or CD (Mac formatted), then you can use MacDrive to mount the floppy or CD on the HP. As an alternative, depending on which version of the Mac OS you are using and what components you have installed, you might be able to insert a Windoze formatted floppy into the Mac and copy files to it...then you would not need MacDrive on the HP. It is tougher to get a Windoze formatted CD-R...I don't recall if any Mac OS burning utilities in the pre-OS X days could burn Windoze CDs or not.
If none of those options work, then a networking option might be possible IF you have an ethernet port on your Mac IIci. If not, then that option is kind of dead.
So, I will wait until you let me know if you have floppy or CD options or a network connection and we can go from there.
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Posted on Jun 27, 2008
I recommend using a thumb drive (usb flash drive). They are cheap, very convenient and easy to use. If it is a very large amount of data to be transferred, then I would recommend getting an external hard drive that plugs into your usb.
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: transfer files
If both computers have a CD or DVD burner/drive, you can put them on CDs or DVDs. If not, and they both have USB drives, you can use a flash drive or portable USB hard drive to move the files.
Posted on May 21, 2008
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