Bringing data from Mac --> PC

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    Jul 03, 2010 12:56 PM GMT
    Is there an easy way to transfer data from a Mac to a PC?

    The Mac is a Powerbook. New PC is a Sony Vaio. (Replacing a crappy Dell....)

    To be transferred is just the itunes playlist, and all contact information on an iphone 3G linked to the Mac. I'm pretty sure it has to be reformatted.

    But how does one transfer over the music and contacts icon_question.gif
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    Jul 03, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    ATC84 saidIs there an easy way to transfer data from a Mac to a PC?

    The Mac is a Powerbook. New PC is a Sony Vaio. (Replacing a crappy Dell....)

    To be transferred is just the itunes playlist, and all contact information on an iphone 3G linked to the Mac. I'm pretty sure it has to be reformatted.

    But how does one transfer over the music and contacts icon_question.gif


    I assume you are using Address Book on the Mac. If not then this won't work.

    Select all your contacts in Address Book (Command + A) and then go to the File menu > Export > Export Group vcard. You then just need to move the resulting file to your PC and import with whatever application you are using there.

    For iTunes it is a little more difficult. Follow the directions here:
    http://www.consumerelectronicsnet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=766844


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    Jul 03, 2010 4:24 PM GMT
    When exporting everything will just go to a USB? Burn to CD?

    Sorry to sound dumb but I thought the Windows/OS barrier is they won't recognize devises formated for each.
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    Jul 03, 2010 4:57 PM GMT
    There is a discussion of this on the Apple website:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1408?viewlocale=en_USE

    There is also software that will help you out:
    http://www.detto.com/move-2-mac-overview.php?gclid=COr57Lzpz6ICFSf3iAodlSu9sQE

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    Jul 03, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    dont do it..dont do it! Dont go back to the other side!!!!

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    Jul 03, 2010 11:35 PM GMT
    If you have a Wireless N router, you can transmit the info over from one device to another.
    Another option would be to use a flash drive formatted as FAT and just walk the files over to the other computer
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    Jul 03, 2010 11:55 PM GMT
    iTunes has a feature called "Homesharing" Its REALLY cool, and pretty easy to use. Just turn it on for both computers (takes just a minute or 2) and you can access your iTunes library from your other computer.
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    Jul 04, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    ATC84 saidWhen exporting everything will just go to a USB? Burn to CD?

    Sorry to sound dumb but I thought the Windows/OS barrier is they won't recognize devises formated for each.


    The Mac can read and write to Fat32 so I would use a USB drive formatted that way.

    File sharing will work as well. I am no idea how to enable file sharing on a Windows system but on the Mac Finder just go to the "Go" menu and select Connect to Server. For the server address type in the SMB://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx replacing the xs with the IP address on the windows machine.