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Transfer files from Mac to PC

By wcp ·
An acquaintance asks me
?How do I transfer files from a MacIntosh Powerbook 145B to a PC??

No USB. No networking.

Any suggestion or recommendation?

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by JIM-H In reply to Transfer files from Mac t ...

Hmmm, without Networking or USB have you considerred a CD Burner?
-J

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by Sue T In reply to Transfer files from Mac t ...

Format the floppy on the PC and then insert the floppy into the Mac and copy the files from the Mac to the floppy. Be sure the files are saved in a format for a program you also have on the pc or save the files as text so that they can be read on the pc.

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by jambomac In reply to Transfer files from Mac t ...

FTP via Dial Up... slow but good.

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by TJ In reply to Transfer files from Mac t ...

Is this just some files? Some files on a regular basis? Or a move from the mac to a pc forever? If you're doing this regularly, there are programs and mover programs that will help you. However, if you're just moving a reasonable amount of files occasionally, use email. If you're moving files back and forth all the time then get .mac and use their idisk program. Makes transferring mega bits of data very simple. If it's really large amounts of data, stuffit, make it executable and then email or use Idisk. The only problems you will have with compatibility from mac to pc will be with older office files and other legacy programs. I do it all the time and lose some formatting, but it's usually not a problem.

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by lyon_bleu In reply to Transfer files from Mac t ...

In addition to the above suggestions, I'd like to point out there
are several more. Depending on whether the requirements are in
place, I'm not so sure either one is better, YMMV.

The PB 145 has a serial port <groan>.

The PB 145 also has a SCSI port [SCSI I] and it is possible to boot
the PowerBook into what is known as SCSI Disk Mode. This is
accomplished by the insertion of a special adapter into the HDI
30 jack which the PB presents for the external SCSI port. If you
decide to try this, I highly recommend the "L" shaped adapters
over the cables

With a SCSI port, appropriate cables, and the necessary software
to recognize an HFS volume, the PB can then be attached to a
Wintel box as an external SCSI drive.

Again, if someone is still using a PB of that vintage, it is quite
possible that they have the adapters and cables already, in which
case this is a very quick and easy solution; otherwise I wouldn't
waste too much time trying to hunt them down at this late date.

And for the truly adventurous, the internal drive in a PB 145 is a
2.5" SCSI hard drive, not IDE.

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