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Windows 7: How can I transfer an iso on my pc to a Mac?

09 Jun 2011   #1
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
How can I transfer an iso on my pc to a Mac?

I have two folders with ISO for a Mac computer. One iso is 6.90GB and the other iso is 4.20GB. I have a 16GB flash drive but my pc wont let me transfer them and tell me it wont fit. Strange...

Is there anything I can do to get these two ISO's to my friends Mac?

should I place both ISO's in a zip file and then place them on the thumb drive and then unzip them on her Mac?


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09 Jun 2011   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
I have two folders with ISO for a Mac computer. One iso is 6.90GB and the other iso is 4.20GB. I have a 16GB flash drive but my pc wont let me transfer them and tell me it wont fit. Strange...

Is there anything I can do to get these two ISO's to my friends Mac?
Is your flash drive FAT32?

FAT32 has a file size limit... here's a little info.

NTFS or FAT32

You could format your flash drive to NTFS.
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09 Jun 2011   #3
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

thank you very much, I never considered that but I should have. Will Mac have any issues reading my NTFS thumb drive?
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09 Jun 2011   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
thank you very much, I never considered that but I should have. Will Mac have any issues reading my NTFS thumb drive?
I believe that the MacOS doesn't natively read NTFS volumes.

There are utilities to permit a Mac to read NTFS. Some of them may be free. (I haven't used the MacOS since version 7.5.5, so my knowledge is out of date.)

as an alternative, you could use a utility to split the archive into files small enough (< 4GB) to fit on a FAT32 drive, and recombine them on the Mac. I don't know which utility to recommend, though. (I believe that WInZip can split archives.)
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09 Jun 2011   #5
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
thank you very much, I never considered that but I should have. Will Mac have any issues reading my NTFS thumb drive?
A quick google search suggests it doesn't but there are things like this,

NTFS for Mac at Tuxera

15 day trial, maybe someone else has more info.
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09 Jun 2011   #6
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

this is pretty much a 1 time deal with my friend. I just need to be able to get those ISO's onto her Mac so I can mount and install the software. Is this going to be a super big problem for me?

thank you for the link
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09 Jun 2011   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
this is pretty much a 1 time deal with my friend. I just need to be able to get those ISO's onto her Mac so I can mount and install the software. Is this going to be a super big problem for me?

thank you for the link
I honestly have no idea, you can always ask if you do have a problem.

I've never even touched a Mac so I have no help in that regard.
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09 Jun 2011   #8
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

hehe, okay. thank you for the help you were able to give

from what I have been reading the new Mac OS should be able to read NTFS but it cant write to it. I hope this means I can transfer the files from the thumb drive to the Mac, i don't really need to put anything from the Mac on the thumb drive. I'll update with results...
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09 Jun 2011   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
hehe, okay. thank you for the help you were able to give

from what I have been reading the new Mac OS should be able to read NTFS but it cant write to it. I hope this means I can transfer the files from the thumb drive to the Mac, i don't really need to put anything from the Mac on the thumb drive. I'll update with results...
You're welcome.

Do let us know, I'm sure it will come in handy to someone else sometime.
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