How to Transfer Photos From a Mac to a PC

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Both Macs and PCs can read a standard USB flash drive.

Many types of computer files work with both Macs and PCs, including photo files. If you have photos on a Mac that you want to transfer to a PC, you can do so in several different ways. You can network the two computers with a cable or wirelessly, or you can burn the photos to a disc. However, if you only want to transfer some photos from the Mac to the PC, you can use a simpler method.


Step 1

Insert a USB flash drive into a USB port on the Mac. An icon for the drive will appear on your Mac desktop.

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Step 2

Drag and drop the photos you want to transfer onto the USB icon to copy them to the flash drive.


Step 3

Drag the USB icon onto the "Trash" icon to eject the drive. When the USB drive's icon no longer appears on the desktop, remove the drive from the Mac.

Step 4

Insert the flash drive into an open USB port on the PC.



Step 5

Click "Open Folder to View Files."

Step 6

Drag and drop the photo files from the flash drive to a location on the PC's hard drive.



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