I have a PC at work - a 2012 Dell XPS 8300 running Windows 7, and it appears to have one ethernet slot in the back of the hard drive, which I have connected to the ethernet port in the new Mac.
I need to migrate the Outlook mail folders, calendar and contacts stuff to a new Mac, which comes with a migration assistant, which recognizes computers connected to it for this type of transfer. (I have already downloaded and installed the Windows Migration Assistant that Apple offers to do this).
However the computers do not recognize that there is anything connected.
I have followed ALL the directions repeatedly and have done this easily before Mac to Mac, but never PC to Mac, which this is made to do. I have called Apple Care twice who say it has to be settings in the PC that are preventing the recognition such as Virus, firewalls, etc.
All virus and security settings that I can find have been disabled (this took me hours to find!)
If you go to the Windows Control Panel and look at Security, my current settings are:
Control Panel>System and Security>Review Action Center>Security:
Everything is disabled, I uninstalled Norton, there is No Spyware, Windows Defender is Off, No Virus Protection detected, Windows Update is off, Network firewall is off, Spyware is off, User Account Control is off, Network Access Protection is off –
The ONLY thing I cannot seem to make go away is “Internet Security Settings are at their recommended levels.” I have no ieda how to make that go away. I have tried disabling it in IE and it only let's you go from High to Medium.
Can someone please tell me how to get rid of any and all security that can be blocking my being able to connect these 2 computers so they can recognize each other?
Is there anything else I’m missing? Is there something else in a PC that would make the ethernet cable linked to another computer not "see" it?
Many thanks in advance for any help you can give. Any help is truly appreciated with much gratitude.