Lava Software is now shipping PC-Mac-Net FileShare 1.5, which lets you transfer files securely between Macs and Wintel systems over a Local Area Network (LAN) or the Internet. What’s more, file transfers can be paused and resumed at any time.
This new version simplifies the transferring of large numbers of files across platforms while correctly retaining file name extensions and types/creators, according to MacTech magazine. Files transferred from a Windows system to a Mac have their type/creator set automatically, based on the PC file name extension. Files transferred from a Mac to a Windows machine have their PC file name extension added automatically, based on the Mac file’s type/creator. The list matching Mac file types/creators to PC file name extensions can be modified by the user.
As of version 1.5, the names of files stored in the “Shared” folder are now automatically changed, if necessary, to ensure cross-platform file name compatibility. All “exotic” characters that may cause problems are removed, and file names that are too long are shortened even as they retain their correct file name extensions.
Drag and drop functionality has been added to PC-Mac-Net FileShare 1.5. This means that users can drag files from the desktop onto the “My local file list” for sharing. Plus, on a Mac, files can also be dragged out of the “My local file list” and dropped onto the desktop.
A free demo software can be downloaded from the Lave Software Web site. It can be used for an unlimited time, though only files less than 2 MB can be transferred. The full version, which costs US$24.95, can transfer files of any size. PC-Mac-Net FileShare 1.5 runs on System 7.6.1 upwards (though you’ll need a PowerPC Mac), including Mac OS X.