Bought a new Mac ? the firstquestion which comes to mind is how to transfer the files from Windows to Mac??
First things first, we can only transfer files from Windows to Mac not our software applications as both operating systems have different file type requirement and installation files.
Will I not be able to use the applications which I used on Windows? Yes you can but the software names may change, let have a look at popular
Windows software and the same for Mac
|Microsoft Office for Windows||Microsoft Office for Mac|
|Adobe Reader for Windows||Adobe Reader for Mac|
|VLC Player for Windows||VLC Player for Mac|
|Sticky Notes in Windows||Stickies Widgets in Mac|
|WinRAR for Windows||WinRAR for Mac|
|Mozilla Firefox for Windows||Mozilla Firefox for Mac|
|Windows Media Player||Itunes|
How to Transfer files? We have 4 Methods to do the task
Use of Portable hard Drives
Get a portable Hard Drive depending upon your data in the Windows System, better would be 1 TB as it can act as your backup drive in case you have to face data loss
Use a Cloud Storage Method
Get a Cloud account with any Cloud Service provider and install their desktop application and drag and drop all the files and folders and wait for the Sync to complete, once completed install the same application for Mac and login with your account so that the files are synced
Use a Direct Connection
You can even use a CAT6 Ethernet Cable and connect both systems Windows and Mac and transfer files, but it requires some more information, as follows:
All the files are now visible from your Mac just copy the files.
Using Windows Migration Assistant
This method is the best method for migration as it tranfers all the personal information and preferences
Follow the steps below: