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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. Thanks, -- Dave C com...

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    Default Transferring files from Win98 to OS X?

    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.

    Thanks,
    --
    Dave C
    com

    DaveC Guest

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    On Wed, 17 Sep 2003, DaveC wrote:
     

    Use OS X's windows file sharing and access that from the PC. Alternatively
    share a folder on the PC(right-click -> properties; sharing tab on recent
    versions of windows, 98 could be different) and access that from your
    Mac.

    Fred


    Frederick Guest

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    In article <individual.net>,
    DaveC <com> wrote:
     

    Ftp will work fine. Win98 is not likely to be running an ftp server,
    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
    that out.
    fishfry Guest

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    Frederick Cheung <DUH.ucam.org> wrote:
     

    I can't get this to work from Win98, just as little as I can access a
    shared folder on a Win2000 or XP box from Win98.

    The connection dialog in Win98 only allows for entering password (not
    username) - Win98 shares each resource with a unique password -
    while you need both to log in to MacOSX/Win2000/WinXP.

    Or does anyone have a workaround ?

    You have to share your folder on the PC and connect from the Mac.
    Just hope that file sharing is *installed* on the PC.
    In Win98 it's not installed by default ...
    Asterix Guest

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    On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 22:11:44 GMT,
    fishfry (com) wrote: 

    Not running by default. Its installed by default, but you have to
    enable it, thank god. A more secure alternative is to use ssh/scp/sftp
    for file transfers -- there are ssh/scp/sftp clients available for
    windows computers.

    Bev
    --
    Bev A. Kupf
    "The lyfe so short, the craft so long to lerne" -- Chaucer
    Bev Guest

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