Easy Way to Transfer Files from Windows PC to Mac OS X

Many ways which allow you to transferring files from pc to mac, if you’ve new migrated to Mac from PC, you may be a little difficult to move all your work files residing on a PC with windows operating system to your new Mac, this is because the Mac can not be able to read the Hard Drive with NTFS format, but you do not need to worry because they can be overcome by a variety of simple ways. You could be transferring files from pc to Mac in many ways and you can open it on Mac for Application of windows that available for the Mac version, for example, Photoshop files that you have created on your PC, can you easily to open it in Photoshop Elements on a Mac.

The first way that you can use for transferring files from pc to Mac, is using Migration Assistant software which you can download on the Apple official website. With Migration Assistant software you can move user accounts, Pictures, Music, and including all files on a PC with operating system windows xp, windows vista and windows 7, with a few easy steps, using Migration Assistant software requires you to connect between Mac and PC using a wired or wireless network. With Migration Assistant software you can import a variety of accounts and settings on your PC such as Desktop Picture, email accounts, contacts in address book, calendar accounts, web browser bookmarks, iTunes library, and more.

 

the easy ways to transferring files from pc to mac

Migration Assistant – transferring files from pc to mac

 

The second way is to transferring files from pc to Mac is by connect between computers (Mac and PC) via wired and wireless network by turning on file sharing feature on each platform. With this feature you can move the entire contents of hard drive in your PC into your new Mac, by setting up Mac and PC to share a files. The third way for transferring files from pc to Mac is by using a transfer method using media CD / DVD, this way will make you a little difficult, because you have to burn any file you want to move into your new Mac into CD / DVD, Imagine you have a very large data and you have to burn it into CD / DVD, how many CD / DVD are you going to use and it will waste too much money. With a capacity of CD only 700MB  and DVD is only 4GB, it will require a lot of  CD sand DVDs.

The fourth way for transferring files from pc to Mac is by using the External Hard Drive, this method is simple but has some limitations, because the Hard Drive format system that can reads both by mac and windows is FAT format. And you must know by using FAT format on your Hard Drive it can only load a file size less than 4GB. You can still use the NTSF format for your external hard drive to be read on Mac by using software that allows your Mac to read the hard drive with NTFS format, like Paragon NTFS or other similar software. If the way of transferring files from pc to mac on above makes you too bother, maybe you could use other alternatives such as using a cloud storage service, where you can upload any file to a server cloud from your PC and download it again from your new mac.

Posted by: Editorial Staff

Date: October 24, 2014

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