How to Share Files Between MAC & PC

Best way to share files between Mac and PC

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People who switched from Windows PC to Mac always face one problem that irritates them again and again, and that is sharing of files between mac and pc. Obviously, the compatibility issues make it difficult to share files and eventually result in an increase in workload. However, this whole process of sharing files between mac and pc is not that difficult. In fact, there are some very easy to apply methods for doing this task. So, let’s talk about them one by one.

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Cloud services-

It is the best and the most efficient way of file transferring from pc to mac. And, you don’t need to own a cloud server for it. There are some cloud apps available and using them you can save your file as well as transfer it from one device to other devices. Some of these most common applications used for file transfer are Google Drive, SkyDrive, DropBox, etc. They are fast, reliable and don’t require any kind of additional hardware.


It is a wonderful file storage and transfer platform that supports both PCs and smartphone. It offers 2 GB free space and once the file is transferred you can delete it and get back that space. And, it won’t cost you anything for this service.

Google Drive

It can store files from both mac and pc and also helps in file transferring between the two. It synchronizes the file before putting it on your system, therefore, you get a clean file without any errors or compatibility issues. It offers 15 GB space and you can store up to 10 GB files.

SkyDrive(OneDrive) –

It is Microsoft’s own cloud service and it offers software assistance to share files between both the mac and pc. It gives the facility to share all types of files including photos and offer 7 GB of free space.

At last, you can do file sharing through network sharing which is also good method though a bit complicated.

1. Firstly, you need to have both your system on the same network. Once, they are on the same network then open the Finder window on the Mac and look out for an option called “Shared” for finding the shared machines. In this, you will see your window machine name as it is on the same network.

2. Now, select the window machine name folder and start “drag and drop” of files into this machine. If you can’t find the windows folder then go to Finder and then press “Command+K” This method can be a bit different on different operating systems but you can easily do it by following the instructions provided. So, these are some of the best ways of sharing files between mac and pc.

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