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Sharing Files between WinXP and MAC OS 9

By athanman ·
Ok I have a home network that has a 2 MACs and 2 PC's. Both MACs are running MAC OS 9 and the PC's are running windows XP and Windows 2000 Professional. I want to share files between these machins over my LAN. How do I set this up. I read somone mention that seting up file sharing betwwen XP and the MACs is easy. Share the knowlesdge please. Thanks

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by fenaikh In reply to Sharing Files between Win ...

Hi

Mac, Windows have their file sharing support for computers that use the same operating system, their file system structure are different which prevent them from sharing files with each other.There are slotions to this using software that allows them to talk to each other.
On a Mac each file should have two parts called forks - a data fork and a resource fork. These are actually two files linked to one name in the Mac file system. The resource fork holds resources (icons, fonts, menus, sounds, etc.). Since each resource fork can hold many resources, it has a specific structure that allows programs to find and access a particular resource quickly. The data fork can hold any type of data (text, images, etc.) and does not have a required a structure like the resource fork. Mac resource forks are generally of no use on the PC, but it is possible for a PC program to convert specific resources to a PC format. On the other hand PC file name is linked to one file only and the name hasto parts a name and ext.A third party software will take care of the differences betwwen them.

if you do not have a win/nt/2k/xp and install the mac share service then you may need a third party software hard ware such SmartLink a USB-based network adapter which includes software that manages the file transfer.

1- DAVE by Thursby Software Systems
http://www.hallogram.com/dave/

2- PC MacLAN by Miramar Systems
http://www.miramarsys.com/

3- MacSOHO by Thursby Software Systems
http://www.hallogram.com/macsoho/index.html

4- TSSTalk by Thursby Software Systems
http://www.thursby.com/products/tsstalk.html

5- DoubleTalk by Connectix
http://www.connectix.com./products/dt.html

6- FireNet by UniBrain
http://www.unibrain.com/products/ieee-1394/firenet.htm

7- SmartLink by Iogear
http://www.iogear.com/

8- Sharity by Objective Development
http://www.obdev.at/

9- TransMac
http://www.a

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by fenaikh In reply to Sharing Files between Win ...

correction..."if you do not have a win/nt/2k/xp"


if you do not have a win/nt/2k/xp server

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by fenaikh In reply to Sharing Files between Win ...

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9- TransMac

http://www.asy.com/scrtm.htm


10- Virtual PC

http://www.connectix.com/products/vpc3_ease.html


11- PC-Mac-Net FileShare
http://lavasoftware.com/fileshare.html


12- FTP File Transfer
FTP server is platform-independent, so any platform that supports TCP/IP (that's pretty much all of them) can share files via an FTP client-server connection. The biggest advantage is price, since TCP/IP comes built-inand there are many client-server options that are free or at least very cheap. FTP is for files only, though, not for printers, so you're better off with DAVE if you need Mac-to-Windows printing.


Good luck


Mohamed

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by fenaikh In reply to Sharing Files between Win ...

MORE INFO ........

How To Transfer Files From PC to MAC


http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/pc2mac.html

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