In article <0001HW.BB8E24B20000DF3A19063080news.individual.n et>,
DaveC <dave-usenet3016mailblocks.com> wrote:
Ftp will work fine. Win98 is not likely to be running an ftp server,> There's a PC in the building on the network that I need to get some files
> from. The PC is going to be donated to a charity, and the only value it has
> are the doents on the hard drive.
> How can I get files from there to my PowerBook running OS X?
> I no very little about Windows, but can negotiate my way around, if I can get
> some instructions. Is there networking capability in W98 that I can take
> advantage of from OS X?
> Any help in this direction would be greatly appreciated.
but OSX is running one by default, good little Unix that it is. There's
a very good shareware ftp client for Windows called WS_FTP. Install
that (if it's not already installed) on the Windows box and connect to
the IP address of your Mac. I forget if WS_FTP supports drag and drop,
I think only the paid version does. In any event it's easy to use, you
just select the Windows files you want to transfer and they'll get sent
over to the Mac with no problem.
If these are Word files, you might want to make sure you send them as
binary rather than ASCII in order to preserve any special formatting,
but hopefully the latest version of WS_FTP is smart enough to figure