Information from the early Apple era
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How To Transfer Files From PC to MAC
MacWindows, "the Web Site for Macintosh-Windows Integration Solutions."
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Article: from http://tangerinecs.com/~amber/.
Mac/PC Networking Describes LAN of PPC, PC, Classic Macs, Printer, and Cable Modem.
Article: from The Mac Driver Museum.
PC to Mac File Transfer explains "how to download Mac
drivers/software on a PC and get it to a 1.44 Mb floppy equipped Mac. This article was originally written by Matti Haveri in the Classic Macs Mailing list."
Article: from The Macintosh SE Support Pages
Connecting your SE to a PC explains how to
read PC floppies on Mac SuperDrive and for 800K Macs, how to communicate with PC via Serial Port connection.
Articles: from the pickle's Low-End Mac FAQ.
How can I get an OS on a Mac using only my PC?
How can I get files from my PC to my Mac?.
WinImage download page
HFS Utilities homepage
Star Gate utility homepage
Article: from new Three Macs and a Printer site.
Mac-to-PC File Sharing
Article: from http://www.macwindows.com/.
Peer-to-Peer Cross-Platform Networking
"Null-modem (aka Cross-Over or One-to-One) Connections
Also some ideas of free or cheap file sharing between 1 Mac and 1 Windows PC."
Articles: from Jag's House.
Macs and PeeCee's explains how to download Mac software on a PC and get it to a 1.44 Mb floppy equipped Mac,
with links to other articles.
Networking Mac to Mac or PC to Mac with two modems.
Using a PeeCee to Download mac OS for A Classic Mac.
Download PC-to-Mac Jumpstart.
"This zipfile contains tools needed to move files between your Windows PC and Macintosh systems using floppy disks." [snip] "In addition to this ReadMe, the zipfile contains DISKIMG.EXE and pc_mac.img. The DISKIMG program will create a Macintosh disk on a PC-formatted floppy; it must be run from a DOS window under Windows 95 or NT."
Jump to Apple Articles
Aladdin Expander for Windows 5.1.1 Installer
Windows 95/98/NT 4.0/ME compatible.
HFVExplorer 1.3.1 HFVExplorer home page
"This freeware program will let you mount or format 1.4 MB Mac floppies on a PC, read/write to them, mount
Mac CD's on your PC's and much more. It's excellent to use, and can *correctly* handle Mac files on a PC.
View or download the comprehensive tutorial manual at the end of "HFVExplorer" homepage."
Self-extracting HFV Explorer installer.
Third party downloads: hfvexplorer131 hfvexplorer131 help
TransMac TransMac home page
TransMac v3.3 for Windows 3.1 (16 bit)
TransMac v4.2 for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
"Read, write and format 1.4 MB Macintosh high density diskettes, CDROMs, hard drives, and most removable
drives (Iomega, Zip, Jaz, Clik, SyQuest, optical, etc).
System Requirements: Windows 95, 98, NT or 2000 (16 bit version also available for Win 3.x)"
Third party downloads: TransMac v3.4
Basilisk II Basilisk II home page
"Basilisk II is an Open Source 68k Macintosh emulator. That is, it enables you to run 68k MacOS software on
your computer, even if you are using a different operating system. However, you still need a copy of MacOS and
a Macintosh ROM image to use Basilisk II. --- Easy file exchange with the host OS via a "Host Directory Tree" icon on the Mac desktop."
MacDrive 98 (now 2000) MacDrive home page
"MacDrive 98 from Media4, using 1.4 MB Mac disks on a PC is completely transparent.
It lets a PC do a much better job reading Mac disks than a Mac does with PC disks."
MacDisk for Windows MacDisk home page
"MacDisk, utility to manage Macintosh floppy disks, CD-ROMs and all SCSI media on a PC without any add-on."
TSStalk 2.0 TSStalk home page
"With TSStalk, Windows users can access files on any Macintosh workstation or AppleShare server, including
AppleShare IP 6.x, Personal File Sharing and UNIX-based machines. Plus, print to any AppleTalk-capable printer.
For Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000."
Mac-ette 1.0: (12/23/92)
Mac-ette v3.0U: (04/17/94)
"Mac-ette is a PC utility which can read, write, format and duplicate Macintosh
HFS format 1.4 Meg diskettes on a PC equipped with a 3.5 inch high density diskette drive."
Mac-ette PLUS: (Acute Systems)
"Mac-ette Plus has all the features of the registered version of Mac-ette, but also allows
access to CDROM and BIOS/ASPI SCSI devices connected to your PC.
Many Mac HFS formatted CDROMS, SyQuest disks, optical disks, etc. can be accessed with this version."
MacSEE 2.2: (3/24/93)
"MacSEE is a utility that will allow you to read/write Macintosh format diskettes on your PC. This includes
1.44 MB High Density Macintosh diskettes and Macintosh hard disks including SyQuest removable hard
drives formatted on a Mac. It does not include 800K Mac disks."
MacSEE 4.3 demo: (9/16/95)
"A DOS/Windows Utility (similar to Apple File Exchange) which allows DOS compatibles to transfer files
to and from Mac HD disks. Also can decode BinHex and MacBinary files on the DOS machine directly to a
Mac-readable disk (very handy for those without Mac net access!) Demo version limited to 16kB files, can't
format Mac disks, can't modify Mac resources. Must be downloaded in "Binary" mode, and decompressed on a DOS
machine using "pkunzip", a common DOS utility found elsewhere. Requires 3.5" High Density floppy drive."
PC MACLAN PC MACLAN home page
"The industry leading PC-to-Mac connectivity solution has won many awards,........."
Download PC MACLAN 6.01
3rd party Macintosh Software.
Control Panel, allows the 1.4MB SuperDrive to read/write DOS disks.
DOS Mounter v3.0 Software Architects Inc home page
DOS Mounter 98 demo v2.0.1 Download
"DOS Mounter 98 includes 148 new extension mappings. It mounts floppies, removables, and hard drives up to
9GB and seamlessly access DOS and Windows directories and files from DOS disks. Unlike any other file interchange
utility, DOS Mounter98 provides bi-directional transfer capabilities so files returned to the PC retain their Windows95
long filenames and extended Mac filenames are automatically truncated to standard 31 characters. The full version
includes a formatter capable of formatting in HFS, HFS+, and DOS. The demo is good for 21 days. Its only functional
piece is a control panel. Trash it when the trial period is over. Removable media drives must use DOS Mounter's driver.
Temporarily disable other driver extensions (i.e. Iomega Driver)."
Dave Dave home page
Download v2.1 (For 68K Macs) Serial: 35326 License Code: BDBRPEYISY6161SEU6OWYBBV1P
"DAVE is the first and only cross-platform networking solution of its kind. DAVE uses the fast, industry
standard TCP/IP protocol instead of AppleTalk and is designed specifically for the Apple Macintosh.
It is installed on the Macintosh and no additional hardware or software is required on the PC."
Double Talk Double Talk home page
"DoubleTalk revolutionizes Mac-PC networking by enabling Power Mac users to connect to PC network
servers and printers from within the familiar Mac interface - not in a Windows environment. No network
reconfiguration is required - you can set up your own Mac and connect to a PC network right away."
An application to mount the ISO 9660 portion of a hybrid CD.
Will read PC portion, which is usualy inaccessable, of "special" CDs which are formatted to work on either
a Mac of PC. Incompatible with AccessPC. windows. Compatible with Finder 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.5.1 and 7.5.3.
MacSOHO 1.0 MacSOHO home page
"MacSOHO, new file share software that enables graphics and text files to be shared between Macs and
PCs in a Small Office/Home Office environment. Easily shares graphics and text files between Macs and
PCs. No additional PC software required." Mac OS 8.6 or 9.x required.
Joliet extension Joliet File System home page
"Basically, this free System Extension enhances the way your Macintosh computer can read CD-ROMs from other platforms,
mainly Windows. Until now, if you inserted a Windows CD-ROM in your Mac, file names appeared to be crippled (in
the so-called 8.3 format) or files may have been inaccessible. This Joliet extension is designed to solve these problems.
Especially, if you have CD-ROMs with the following contents you'll likely benefit from this enhancement:
Java class and/or source files.
web content, such as html files.
Part of OS 7.6 Installer Utilities disk. Expands DOS file translation capabilities of Macintosh Easy Open.
"Easily use DOS/Windows files on your Mac, convert Mac files into DOS/Windows files, convert between different Mac formats."
MacLinkPlus Deluxe 12.0 Homepage
"Open Windows files on your Mac."
WatchDos 1.0.0 control panel
Warns against accidental erasing of DOS disk when inserted into Mac.
Download WatchDos 1.0.0.
Apple Macintosh Software.
Apple File Exchange: (System 6 & 7)
"Apple File Exchange is a System 6 & 7 file translation utility application that converts a file from one format to another.
For example, Apple File Exchange can take a DOS- formatted file and translate it to a Macintosh format.
The file can then be opened by Macintosh applications designed to read the format into which the file has been translated."
Apple File Exchange 1.0.1 (included with Sys 2.0.1, 5.0 & 5.1).
Apple File Exchange 1.1 (included with Sys 6.0 & 6.0.2).
Apple File Exchange 1.1.1 (included with Sys 6.0.3).
Apple File Exchange 1.1.3 (included with Sys 6.0.4).
Apple File Exchange 1.1.4 (included with Sys 6.0.5, 6.0.7, 6.0.8, & 6.0.8L).
Apple File Exchange 7.0 (included with Sys 7.0 thru 7.1.1). Download Apple File Exchange 2 (7.0) instructions.
PC Exchange: For "Extract" use TomeViewer 13d3.
"Apple's PC Exchange control panel allows Macs to read PC-formatted floppies and external drives such as Zip drives. Requires System 7.0 or higher."
PC Exchange 1.0.3
PC Exchange 1.0.4 (included with Sys 7.1.2 (PPC)).
PC Exchange 1.0.5 (included in Additions disk of Sys 7.1.2 (Quadra)).
PC Exchange 2.0.2 & Mac Easy Open 1.1 Extract from Install Disk 4 of Sys 7.5.
PC Exchange 2.0.3 & Mac Easy Open 1.1.1 Extract from Disk 3 of System 7.5 _Update 1.0.
PC Exchange 2.0.4 & Mac Easy Open 1.1.1 Extract from Disk 4 of System 7.5.2 Update PB_5300_SW.
PC Exchange 2.0.5 & Mac Easy Open 1.1.2 Extract from Disk 3 of System 7.5 _Update 2.0.
PC Exchange 2.1.1 & Mac OS Easy Open 1.1.3 Included with Sys 7.6 (Install 14 & Install 7) & Sys 8.0.
PC Exchange 2.2 Extract from Mac_OS_8.1_Update.smi.bin-->Update Install Pieces-->Software Installers-->System Software-->Mac OS 8.1 Updater-->Tome 1.
File Exchange: (OS 8.5 and up)
"The new File Exchange 3.0 control panel unites Mac OS Easy Open and PC Exchange capabilities into a single control panel.
The control panel is divided into two sections: PC Exchange and File Translation."
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