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Aug 17, 2010 07:37 |  #1

I took my Samsung notebook (windows XP) on holiday & stored photos on it. Now at home, I want to transfer to my iMac.

I could use a flash drive but thought I should be able to use Bluetooth - my mac can detect the Samsung, but the Samsung won't detect the mac even though bluetooth is set to on & discoverable.

I tried doing it by idisk but it will take for ever.

I thought I could make a local network with the mac & pc but can't seem to be able to find out how to do that either!


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Aug 17, 2010 07:46 |  #2

You don't have an external hard drive?

I downloaded on my laptop during our vacation and then transferred all the images to my new Passport 750GB hard drive and then edit the images from that drive in my Dell. That way the images can go back and forth as JPEG or RAW files.


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Aug 17, 2010 07:47 |  #3

It sounds like you need to turn on some kind of network function on the Samsung since it doesn't see the Mac. On OS X, this is done by opening System Preferences > Sharing panel to enable various aspects of sharing. There must be something analagous in Windows.


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Aug 17, 2010 07:52 |  #4

Does XP perform those kinds of functions.


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Aug 17, 2010 08:14 |  #5

hania wrote in post #10736688 (external link)
I took my Samsung notebook (windows XP) on holiday & stored photos on it. Now at home, I want to transfer to my iMac.

I could use a flash drive but thought I should be able to use Bluetooth - my mac can detect the Samsung, but the Samsung won't detect the mac even though bluetooth is set to on & discoverable.

I tried doing it by idisk but it will take for ever.

I thought I could make a local network with the mac & pc but can't seem to be able to find out how to do that either!

Your device can only be assigned to one device at a time.




  
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Aug 17, 2010 13:48 |  #6

SuzyView wrote in post #10736744 (external link)
Does XP perform those kinds of functions.

have an xp machine quite happily networked in study.

the samsung has a bluetooth feature.

will investigate a bit more.

ps. have managed to transfer via an external drive.


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Aug 17, 2010 14:04 |  #7

Maybe I wasn't clear. A bluetooth device can only ever be paired with 1 host at a time. If your device is paired with something else and is still in range of it, pairing will not be possible. Also, your device must be set to 'pairing mode' not simply turned on and discoverable. Pairing mode is the only way to pair with a device. Next, the passcode must match the device. If the proper pass code is not given, you will not be able to pair. Depending on the device, Bluetooth Sharing may need to be turned on as well.




  
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Aug 17, 2010 20:02 |  #8

I'm glad the external drive way worked for you. I don't mess with bluetooth transfers or anything like that. The portable drive do such a great job for me, I have about 12 of them, mostly filled. Being a pro makes storage very important.


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