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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · is there a way to share files with Mac and PC?


I am mainly PC user, but i recently acquired a iMac and i am wondering if there is a way to share an external hard drive so i dont need to manually transferring of files.




Jul 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · is there a way to share files with Mac and PC?


http://techqa.wordpress.com/2008/07/07/can-mac-read-and-write-to-ntfs-drives/


Jul 11, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · is there a way to share files with Mac and PC?


This is a better driver than the 3G and really, it's so little $$

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/




Jul 11, 2012 at 01:41 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · is there a way to share files with Mac and PC?


Format the external drive as exFAT and you can use it with both platforms without having to buy any additional software.

John



Jul 11, 2012 at 04:52 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · is there a way to share files with Mac and PC?


can one external drive able to connect to both PC and Mac at the same time? or do i need to plug/unplug?

BluesWest wrote:
Format the external drive as exFAT and you can use it with both platforms without having to buy any additional software.

John




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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · is there a way to share files with Mac and PC?


you can do it using it as a network drive or if your router has USB support.


Jul 11, 2012 at 08:01 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · is there a way to share files with Mac and PC?


Assuming your PC and MAC are connected to the same router, I'd just plug the drive into one of them, e.g. the PC, then go to Windows Explorer, find the root directory of the drive, right mouse click and there will be an option "Share with..." or "Properties" which has a 'Sharing' tab. What you do is give it a sharename, make it available to all users, then from the MAC, make a network connection (with erm..FINDER I think it is?) to your PC's network name and sharename e.g. \\mypc\myshare

Then it's a shared drive between the two.



Jul 21, 2012 at 02:00 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · is there a way to share files with Mac and PC?


Super cool application I came across when trying to figure out the same thing for a client :

http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive



Aug 06, 2012 at 09:06 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · is there a way to share files with Mac and PC?


I use a RAID box that has a 1GB Ethernet port and it is plugged into my router. I can access all the files from any computer whether wired into the hub or with wireless. For moving lots of large files you cannot beat a 1GB Ethernet pipe.

With the RAID NAS box holding my files except the ones I am actively working on there is much less of a problem of having different versions on different computers. With the 1GB Ethernet connection I can pull files into Photoshop and work on them and then save them with no performance lag. When I used a slower NAS box and 100MB Ethernet I needed to move a batch of files to the computer and work on them and then copy them back to the NAS.



Aug 11, 2012 at 06:20 AM





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