PC to Mac file transfers

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Mon Jul 5 23:08:37 1999

>Does anyone here know how I can transfer downloaded files from my PC to my
>newly acquired Mac by floppy disk.. ?
>Any help greatly appreciated..

I assume by newly acquired you don't mean one of the new G3's that is
missing the floppy drive? What verion of MacOS is it running? If it's
running something like 7.1 (I think that's when it was added) or later you
can simply read a FAT formated floppy. Ah, just checked the other message
you just sent, so you've got 7.1, and an older Mac. Hmmmm, something else
to be aware of, I think you need the 1.44Mb floppy to be able to read FAT
floppies, don't think that works with 800k floppies.

If the FAT floppies don't work, there are utilities now that will let you
read/write Mac floppies on a PC now, but I don't know anything about them.
I remember using 'Executor' (Mac Emulator) under Linux several years ago
when I got my first Mac, read Mac floppies on a PC. The eval version
has/had a 10 minute time limit, which was long enough to let you use it for
copying files.

Unfortunatly I don't know what the current state of such things are as I'm
writing this from a PowerMac :^) I occasionally have to worry about
getting stuff from the Mac to a PC though, at which point I just toss it on
one of my servers via my network (in my opinion the best method). BTW,
Linux makes a great fileserver for Mac's.

>Content-Type: text/x-vcard; charset=us-ascii; name="vcard.vcf"
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
>Content-Description: Card for Phil Clayton
>Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="vcard.vcf"
>Attachment converted: Internet HD:vcard.vcf 1 (TEXT/ttxt) (000029E8)

Please do everyone a favor and turn this off. We don't enjoy these files
cluttering up our hard drives.

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