Need Help. New MacBook pro15'

Robbinhoodz25

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I'm expecting a MacBook pro 15' for when I go off to college. And I have a Pc already that's way past it's prime, I can't just throw it off a cliff like I want.. I have over 4 thousand precious songs on there that I need transferred. How would I go about that, music from Pc to MacBook?


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Do you have a portable USB drive that you can offload your files/music for transfer to your new Mac?
 

moonfish

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If not, you could get an external hard drive enclosure and put your old hard drive in it :D
 

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My sister has a flash drive that has 4gigs but I don't know if that will be enough or if I have reformat the music for mac and just a lot stuff.... I just don't want to lose my music by screwing up n some how all of it erasing. Or just leaving on my crappy Pc

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How many gigs of music do you have?
The mac will be able to read the file formats, so don't worry about that.
At least you have a 4GB card. Will take a while, but will be worth it if you have no other options
 

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I used an external hard drive when I switched from PC to a MBP. Works great.

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Not having a Mac, I'm not sure f this would work or not.
Could you network them together? Share the folder on the pc where the music is and copy them to the Mac that way?


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RoofMonkey comes up with the best idea ;)

oO why didn't I say that? tut
 

Robbinhoodz25

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Not having a Mac, I'm not sure f this would work or not.
Could you network them together? Share the folder on the pc where the music is and copy them to the Mac that way?


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I was thinking about that but my mom has the worst Internet(AT&T) and constantly goes in and out of connection plus my Pc is so old that well I built it 5 years ago with parts from computers a couple more years older then that, and then it has viruses because.. Well it's just there. So I'm thinking some kind of virus would transfer over.


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Robbinhoodz25

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These are the computers stats.



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Robbinhoodz25

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I'm currently asking around from friend if they have a external harddrive I could use.


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Have you a router? Or a crossover cable?
 

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A switch is more like a hub, but if you have the cat5 cables, you can network them. Thou if you have a crossover cable, you can link the PC and mac via the Ethernet sockets without your switch
 

Robbinhoodz25

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If your wifi wasn't so spotty, you could have dragged and dropped into the public folder (enable file sharing).
Ok so what If I wanted to do that and I lost connection during the process do you think that would mess the MacBook up?


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