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Efficient options for transferring massive data from mac to pc

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I am moving from a Mac to PC.  I have a lot of data to transfer in word, excel and outlook documents.  A burned CD with documents was not recognized by the PC (it recognized a few docs, most it did not).  
What options do I have?  Is there software to help?  Do I need to add doc to EVERY __'in document I have in order for my PC to read??? OR????
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by:Zyloch
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Hi

This software seems to be possible. You need to buy it, but it looks pretty good:
http://www.dataviz.com/products/conversionsplus/

Regards,
Zyloch
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by:weed
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Yes, you have to add a filename extension to EVERY file in order for it to be of use to the PC. You also have to burn the CD in a format that the PC can read. Windows STILL, after 15 years, cannot read HFS, or HFS+ discs.
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by:MLRDJR
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What does is mean to burn the CD in  a format that the PC can read?

Also I read about products on the web that imply they can  help "translate" data.  Such as this blurb on a product called Smartlink:  "Smartlink provides an Ideal File Transfer Solution for Home Networking, especially for single-room Home offices. It supports USB File Transfer for PC-PC, Mac-Mac, or PC-Mac. The G-UN161 offers a Quick and easy Solution for host-to-host Communications at speeds equivalent to an Ethernet 10base-T connection. Users can now Network two or more universal serial Bus (USB) Computers through Standard Plug & Play technology without adding Network cards."

do you know of any products that could save me time. I have a lot of docs to add  .doc to in order to transfer.....would almost be easier to email them all.  Thanks
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by:weed
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You can use the applescripts that come with OS X to add filename extensions to files. Go to your Library/Scripts/Finder Scripts folder for scripts to add things to the end of filenames.

You dont need any extra tools. Once you add extensions, and burn the CD as an ISO9660 or Hybrid CD, itll read fine on the PC.
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by:MLRDJR
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I am in OS 9.2.  If there is a way to add file name extensions in OS 9.2 ?  

When I burn a CD I am not aware of how it is being burned, e.g. as an ISO09660  or hybrid. How do I ensure that the CD is burned this way?
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Yes, there are applescripts like A Better Finder Rename from versiontracker.com which will do the same. To burn as an ISO use Toast, though 9.2 should default to ISO.
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by:mrblackhat
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If you're transferring a lot of data, the best way to move it all would to move it over an ethernet connection.  Connect the two computers directly with a crossover cable or use a hub.
Make sure Windows File Sharing is on (System Prefs...Sharing...Windows File Sharing... Start.  Then remember the IP address it gives you.  It will say "Other Windows users may connect to this machine at: \\yourip\machinename" (for example mine is \\10.0.0.11\imac)
Then using Windows, click Start...Run... then in the box type: "\\yourip\machinename".
 Windows will then bring up a window with your whole home directory, allowing you to simply
click and drag whatever files you need over.
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