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A buddy of mine has asked me to help her move some large files from her Mac to her new Windows machine. I have never even played on a Mac, so my question is, is this simple? Can I just hook up my external hard drive, copy them over and then put them on her windows machine? Just didn't want to sound stupid when I got to her house. TIA.
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Yes, it is. Just navigate to the folder you want, copy those files onto your external, then plug it into her Windows computer and paste it.

When I was staying in Australia for the whole of last year, I used to go to school there, and whenever we have a computer class I'd be surfing the Web, listening to music and downloading files, so I usually have to bring my pendrive (external is too visible) to school to copy those files. Call that utilizing bandwidth! :)

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Thanks Kelvin. I didn't know if there was something different that I needed to do because it was a Mac. :)
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She is having trouble getting Quicken over onto the Windows machine. She has the parallels installed on the Mac where she can run Windows on her Mac. But she can not drop and drag because it doesn't recognize Quicken during the drop and drag process. She also has the same problem with itunes but I think I walked her through that. Does anyone know if quicken has some permission/denial that doesn't allow you to transfer? I hope I'm making sense. I just never have even tried a Mac except in the Apple store when my kids were messing around with ipods, etc. thanks in advance.
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Is she using this? If so, then it's a Mac version. Or, is she using the Windows version?

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Iwill find out. I think it's the Windows version.
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She is using Windows version.
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Is she installing it onto the new computer or just copying the whole folder over?

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I think she wants to transfer all her data that has been logged into quicken over there, so I imagine she wants to copy the whole folder instead of a clean reinstall. I have a feeling that may be part of the problem. I don't use quicken either but I was wondering if there was some protection program built in or if it was a Mac-Windows problem. I haven't gone over there yet because I was waiting to find out if there were any Mac complications yet. thanks Kelvin. You get a gold star in my book if that counts for anything. :)
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It is possible to do so with an install.

First, may I ask her to provide me with a full screenshot of the whole Quicken folder on her Windows?

EDIT: Oh, and yes, you or her might need to research on where the saved information that she opens on her old Windows is stored (which folder is it in).

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Edited by Kelvin, 14 December 2007 - 10:37 AM.

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I will get in touch with her. Thanks. :)
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Just to clarify: You want a screenshot of the windows parallel folder on her MAC, right? That's where all her data is. BTW: I can research this. I was just trying to do some legwork before I went up to her house. If there is a place to look, I will do it Kelvin. I don't want to bog you down. :)
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No, I mean the Quicken folder's contents. Sorry for not elaborating further.

Well, I need a screenshot of what's inside the folder. And, also if possible, I need you to find out where are the stuff she wants to keep stored. EG: Let's say she wants a plugin moved over to her new Windows system, and the plugins are in C:\Program Files\Quicken\Plugins on her Mac. So, you'll need to notify me that the plugins are in C:\Program Files\Quicken\Plugins.

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I just emailed her. Thanks.
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Ok then, I'll look forward for the reply :)

Anyway, if your friend isn't really computer-savvy, then you might as well just ask her to provide a screenshot.

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