How to transfer files from Mac to PC

You can use Apple’s Mac File Transfer app to transfer files from Mac to PC via USB cable. It works in both directions and transfers all kinds of files, including music, photos, videos, and documents.

But what if we told you there was a simple solution to avoid this headache?

We’ve all been there. The day before you head off on vacation, you’re trying to find a way to transfer some important files from your Mac to your PC. After spending hours on Google, you buy a USB hub or get a friend to help you.

However, there is an easier way to do this. Read on to learn how to transfer files from Mac to PC hassle-free.

As a busy college student, it’s hard to keep up with my schoolwork, social life, and a part-time job. I’ve been using the built-in “Transfer Files” feature in my Apple MacBook Pro computer to move files between the two computers to save time. It’s been working great. But when my roommate and I switched back to using Windows after a year away, I discovered that the “Transfer Files” feature didn’t work with our new computer.


Using a USB or Firewire cable

If you’re a Windows user looking to transfer files between two Mac computers, there’s a much easier way. You can use a USB or Firewire cable.

A USB cable can transfer files from any Mac computer to any other Mac or PC, while a Firewire cable is only compatible with Apple Macintosh computers.

If you’re looking for a cheap solution, buy a generic USB hub for under $10. You can also use a USB or Firewire cable, but it will be more expensive.

Transferring files via iTunes

You don’t have to spend hours on Google to learn how to transfer files between two Mac computers. If you’re running macOS Sierra, you can simply do it using iTunes.

I’m sure you’ve seen this before, but here’s how it works:

Open iTunes.

Connect your Mac to the same WiFi network as your PC.

Click on your Mac’s name at the top of the screen.

Click the “Options” button.

Click the “Apps” tab.

Click “Devices.”

Select your Mac.

Click “Show Devices.”

You’ll see the list of your Mac’s connected devices.

Find the USB port your Mac uses.

Click on the USB port.

Click the “Apps” tab.

Click “Show Applications.”

Select the “iTunes” application.

Click “Sync.”

You’ll now have access to all your Mac files on your PC.

Transferring files using a computer

The next time you’re about to transfer files between your Mac and your PC, try using a computer.

Using a computer to transfer files between computers is much easier, faster, and more convenient than using an external storage device.

You can do this using the built-in File Sharing feature, which allows you to easily send and receive files between two computers.

When sending files to someone else, you can use a direct link or save them and then upload them to a cloud service such as Dropbox.

Transfer files from Mac to Windows.

To avoid the hassle of using a USB hub or having to pay someone to do it for you, there is a free and easy solution.

You can use the Thunderbolt 2 adapter. Simply plug the Thunderbolt 2 adapter into the Thunderbolt port of your Mac and the USB port on your Windows computer.

Now, you can easily transfer files from your Mac to your PC.

Frequently asked questions about transfer files

Q: Why do I only get the “File Transfer Failed” error message?

A: It happens when there is a problem with the connection between your computer and our server. The information about the problem can be found in the details messageyou receiveg. If you believe the problem is on our end, contact our customer service department. If the problem is on your end, we suggest contacting the computer manufacturer or the ISP (Internet Service Provider) if you use a wireless connection.

Q: What should I do if my file is not uploading properly?

A: Ensure you enter a valid email address when creating an account. If this does not resolve the issue, please get in touch with us at, and we will do what we can to assist you.

Q: I downloaded a file from another person and can’t open it. How do I transfer it?

A: You need to download it to your computer, go into File Explorer, right-click on the file, and select Send to or Send To. Then, you can send it to yourself by either choosing “Save As” or “Save”. After this, you can email it or save it to a folder.

Top myths about transfer files

  1. Transferring a file from one computer to another is easy.
  2. You can drag and drop a file from your desktop to your laptop.
  3. You don’t need to back up your data before.


Transferring files between computers have never been easier. With the right software, getting your files from one machine to another is a breeze. This guide will show you how to get your files transferred from a Mac to a PC with ease.

The best part is that there are a lot of free tools out there that make the process easy.

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Timothy Washington
Hardcore internetaholic. Social media nerd. General writer. Freelance travel junkie. Music practitioner. Twitter guru. Alcohol maven. In 2008 I was writing about wooden trains for fun and profit. Earned praised for my work researching fatback in Los Angeles, CA. Spent 2001-2006 lecturing about walnuts in Cuba. Earned praise for analyzing tattoos on Wall Street. Uniquely-equipped for deploying wooden horses in Jacksonville, FL. Spent a year lecturing about tar in Salisbury, MD.