Transferring 4.6G isos from one comp to the other

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  1. finkel98
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    i have a pc laptop that i use to dowload the ISO and then need to transfer the ISO to my mac to burn it (don't want to download from my mac).

    Transferring rar files from one computer to the other works fine most of the time.. But sometimes i get an error message when i try to transfer an ISO that is bigger than 4.2G (happened w/ Nights and Lego Star Wars) - and yes they are rar-ed.

    Any idea on how to transfer these bigger files from one computer to the other - BTW my PC's burner does not work (it would have been too easy [​IMG] )
     
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    BL4Z3D247 GBAtemp Stoner

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    what format is your Mac's hard drive?
     
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    i have a partition - so i transfer from my pc to the FAT/windows-formatted partition on my mac..

    Most of the rar-ed ISO i transfer are fine - but for some ISOs, they seem to be too big - the error message was something like the NTFSC (?) system can handle transfer files of up to 4.2G
     
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    ok you need to convert your PC's(windows) hard drive to ntsc... fat or fat32 won't allow transferring of files larger than 4.2gb
     
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    FAT can't handle files that size simple as that.

    You will need to format the drive, I have NTFS on most of my windows drives as this handles big files easily.

    It's not the mac, it's the windows FAT partition.


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    Soz, weird refresh prob made me post twice.
     
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    it was a quick response my mistake, i edited my post

    thanks for correcting my mistake [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks everyone!
     
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    Yes, use NTFS - OSX can read (but not natively write) to NTFS partitions so that won't be a problem.

    Or an even easier way would be to setup a samba share on the PC and then just extract over the network to your Mac HFS+ drive.