When you get a new Mac and plan to switch from your old Windows PC to the new Mac, the first thing you should do is to transfer files from Windows PC to Mac. The process is fairly simple, and you can choose any of the 3 methods below to copy files from Windows to Mac.
To move files from Windows PC to Mac using Migration Assistant, follow the tutorial below.
1. On your Windows PC, Download Windows Migration Assistant, then open it.
On your Windows PC you should see the passcode that was displayed on the Mac. Click Continue.
On your Mac, select the information you want to transfer to your Mac and click Continue.
Then you'll have to wait for the file transferring to finish.
The external drives for Mac and PC are mainly NTFS and FAT32. NTFS is the native file system for Windows. FAT32 is a file system that works on all operating systems. Below are features of the 2 file system. Read carefully can choose which to use.
NTFS drives can be read by Macs but not written to. This means that data can be copied from an NTFS drive to a Mac, but you can't write data to this drive from a Mac.
FAT32 supports reading and writing from both Mac and PC, but it has a 4GB file size limit. For this reason if you are transferring files larger than 4GB from PC, you will have to use NTFS.
The last method may sound a little complicated compared with the first 2. It requires that you enable the file sharing on Windows PC and then you can connect to the server and copy the shared files from Mac.
Look for the IP or IPv4 address which will be 4 sets of digits separated by ".". For example: 192.168.56.1.
Besides copying files from Windows to Mac, you can also use AirDrop to share files between Macs (OS X Mountain Lion and later) and other iOS 7 devices.