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From: Melinda Henningfield <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] was: Netbooks for Research >> now: sharing a Mac
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 16:20:58 -0700
I also use a Mac, with Fusion, to run Windows. I also use Dropbox
The files are updated on all my computers automatically (Windows, Mac,
and Linux) whenever the respective computers are online. This happens
behind the scenes with no help from me as long as the files are in my
"My Dropbox" folder. I have put all of my genealogy folders into my
"My Dropbox" folder and I no longer have to wonder if I backed up my
computer to the latest versions of my files. I also never have to
wonder if I picked up the correct USB drive. You can also retrieve
your folders from any computer using your password if you find
yourself in a public place without one of your own computers.
I agree with Janis. I love using dropbox. It has simplified my genealogy work.
On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 7:05 AM, Janis L Gilmore <> wrote:
> I, too, use a Mac, with Fusion, to run my genealogy software.
> Another way to easily share files is to install DropBox on both sides. By
> using DropBox, I can not only easily share files between the PC and Mac
> sides of my laptop, but the files are also available for my iMac desktop.
> DropBox acts as an additional drive in the Mac sidebar - you do not have to
> go to a website to retrieve files. It is free with 2 GB of storage. 50 GB
> costs only $9.99/month.
> I have no relationship with the company - just love using it.
> Janis Walker Gilmore
> On 10/30/09 8:45 PM, "Catherine Desmarais" <>
>> Would you mind explaining to this Mac newbie how to set up the shared
>> folders? When I create a pdf file in Legacy on the Windows side of my Mac (I
>> use Fusion) I have been emailing it to myself to save and print on the Mac
>> side. I knew there had to be a better way!
>> Thank you,
>> Cathi Desmarais
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