New Macbook, How do I move my music to it from my Vista machine?

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  1. Jimi C

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    What is the easiest way to transfer my music from my Windows Vista machine to my brand new Macbook?

    I cant find anything searching the net that works.

    I was able to connect my Mac to my pc using smb but it gave me a "failed to mount drive" notification for all the folders I want, but it worked on the default "public" folder that comes with Vista, unfortunatly I have nothing in there I want to transfer.

    On the other side of the coin, My macbook shows up in the "network" folder on windows, and I can view the macs shared drop box folder, but when I try to open it, or to drop any folders in it windows gives me a "cannot connect to server" error.

    This is my first mac, the Fedex man just left it at my door a few hours ago. I never even touched one before today. I bought a refurb aluminum 2.4ghz, with 2 gigs of ram and a 250gig hd. Its from the Macstore.

    PS -- I was really annoyed with the fact that I had to push hard on the trackpad but was thrilled when I found the "touch to click" option in the system settings.
     
  2. Ted Todorov

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    Well, why don't you put all you music into the Public folder? Or alternatively turn on sharing for the folder that your music currently resides in.
     
  3. Jimi C

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    I had sharing turned on for that folder, and I dont want to move my music from my secondary hard drive onto the first drive.

    Anyway, I got it to work, I didnt have sharing turned on for "everyone" only for a specific user. That is why I was unable to access the folder with my macbook. Thanks for the help anyway.
     

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