TransMac 10.3

Windows software that copies and manages files from Apple computers

  • Category:

    CD & DVD

  • Version:

    10.3

  • Works under:

    Windows 2000 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows 2003 / Windows 7

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version
  • Vote:
    3.5 (15)

TransMac is an odd and innovative program that allows users to copy and synchronize files from their PCs to their Mac drives. Unlike most modern applications, it does not use a network connection, but a USB connection to an SSD or HDD that is of the type ext3 journaled file system.

TransMac is a Windows application, but it can copy files from a Mac to Windows as well as from Windows to Mac. The user needs to have a USB cable for this program or it will not work. It's an older program and has trouble transmitting larger files than fit in 32 bits (around 4GB). Nevertheless, it's lightweight and fairly fast at transferring smaller files.

TransMac is ideal if you're transferring a few small files at a time (such as moving a few songs you downloaded from your PC to your Mac). However, it is not a good option for doing complete computer backups. There are many paid utilities that would do this process much more easily and with a much lower chance of crashing. Because TransMac is an older application and apple has been adjusting their filesystems as Mac OS is being developed, there's a good chance that it will not work soon. However, it worked well with small files on our test with a small OSX drive.

Finally, TransMac is great especially for people using older versions of Windows and small files. Past that, you should look elsewhere.

Pros:

  • Graphical interface that's easy to drag and drop files
  • Automatically detects drives (some software requires the user to manually mount drives)
  • Fast transfers of small files

Cons:

  • Does not work well with larger files and sometimes crashes
  • May not work with newer versions of Mac OS

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