How can I share files between my laptop & desktop?

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  1. shadowboy
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    Laptop is windows, desktop mac.
    Problem is, I got a 4 gig file (output.iso) that I need to send to my mac, but my external hardrive says it's too full to accept the file, even though it has 100 gigs of free space. I've already defragmented the dirve, so I think it's just being a bitch. >_<

    Anyway, is there some sort of "same network" p2p or something like that I could use?
    I can acess my mac Itunes library on my windows, so I figure I should be able to send stuff between them, right?
    Thanks,
    Shadowboy
     
  2. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    You should just be able to share the folder (right click, sharing and security) and then browse the network on your mac to find it.

    But it sounds like your external hard drive is in FAT32 which has a 4GB file limit, if it was formated to NTFS you would get around that issue.
     
  3. shadowboy
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    >_<
    4.03 gigs is the size, totally ghey.
    So if I compress it and then transfer to the drive it will work?
    I can't reformat cause I've got to many unburned cube games on there still...

    Anyway, thanks for solving my problem.
     
  4. mcp2

    mcp2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Are your computers networked together via a router or something?

    All you have to do is right click on your C drive or your dominant hard drive then Properties >> Sharing >> Click on "if you understand..." then select "Share this folder on the network" the click Apply.
     
  5. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    i'm providing another soloution, splitting.
    you can use winrar and split the file to some 500mg or anything, then use any drive u have.
    but u have to fix ur drive anyway!
     
  6. Samutz

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    See that hole in your wall?
    Windows sharing stuff is usually a pain in the ass to me (despite both of my computers being Windows XP), so I run a ftp server on my desktop and use that to send isos and such to it.
     
  7. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    thats what I was thinking!

    set up an FTP server and let the mac in!
    or go in with the PC and give the mac the files
     
  8. outphase

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    You can also try to set up an ssh server. It's fairly easy to do it on a mac, but it is a little more difficult on windows.
     
  9. mcp2

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    Yeah Mac and Windows sharing is very buggy.
     
  10. shadowboy
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    Worked!
    I am playing my precious cubivore, thanks for the help
     
  11. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    wut did u do?
     
  12. pikachucrackpipe

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    have a home network
    easiest way