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    I need transfer many files from a Performa 575 to a PowerMac 8600/300. The Performa has no ethernet port.  I would like to avoid taking the HardDisk out of the Performa and putting it into the PowerMac because I don't want to have to but cables, worry about termination, etc.  Thanks.
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Easy! Just use AppleShare. Connect the two printer ports on each machine with a standard printer cable or an AppleTalk network cable, then set up file sharing on one machine or the other (it doesn't really matter which).

Boot up both machines. You may get a prompt on the one that is sharing files to "name the computer." Go ahead and give it a name, it doesn't really matter what. Then, on the other machine, go to Chooser, select AppleShare, and then select the name of the machine that is sharing files. Either you can select OK right away, or you will be prompted to select a drive. In any case, once this procedure is done, the sharing machine's drive will be on the desktop of the other machine. You may now transfer files normally, as if it were a floppy disk or a second hard drive.

It's that simple.

--Eben
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     It sounds like an excellent fix...I will have to try it out and see if it works.  If it does, you just saved me the $40 bucks that I was told I needed to spend!

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