University of Oregon

How to use the Mac-PC Exchange Folder to Transfer Files

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On A&AA computers, the Mac-PC Exchange folder is for temporary storage of files while you are moving them from computer to computer. It is not monitored or backed up. Anyone who connects to the folder can delete your files, so do not depend on the files to be there the next time you look. All files on Mac-PC Exchange are deleted at 4 AM daily.

PC:

On A&AA lab computers, Mac-PC Exchange is the X drive inside My Computer. There are two easy ways to access the server over the network. Use whichever is easiest for you:

Option 1:

  1. On the desktop, double click on the My Computer icon.
  2. Under the Network Drives heading, double click on Mac-PC Exchange on ‘aaafileserver’ (X:).

Option 2:

  1. Go to the Start menu and click Run.
  2. In the blank, type two backslashes followed by the server name AAAFILESERVER
  3. Click OK.
  4. You may be asked for a user name and a password. If so, Log in as aaastudent (the "Connect As" box).
  5. Double-click on the folder called Mac-PC Exchange.
  6. You can now copy files from your computer to the Mac-PC Exchange folder, or from that folder to your computer. You may want to create a folder with your name on it, so that your files are not accidentally confused with someone else's.

Mac OS X:

  1. Click on the desktop to display the Finder menu bar. Click on the Go menu and choose Connect to Server.
  2. A Connect to Server window will appear. Under Server Address, type smb:\\aaafileserver (from off campus, type aaafileserver.uoregon.edu). Click Connect.
  3. First a Connecting To Server window will appear.
  4. Then a Connect to Server window will also appear, asking for a Name and Password. Log in as aaastudent. Click Connect.
  5. You will then see a window that says "Select the volumes you wish to mount:". Scroll down until you see Mac-PC Exchange, and click on it once, then click OK.
  6. Mac-PC Exchange will appear on the Desktop. You can now open it and copy files from it to your computer, or from your computer to that folder. Within Mac-PC Exchange you may want to create a folder with your name on it, so that your files are not accidentally confused with someone else's.