I have a Windows XP Pro desktop and a Mac laptop. I connected the laptop to the PC with an Ethernet cable. I then picked the folder I wanted to transfer over and I "shared" it. I then connected with the Mac to the PC by "connecting to a server" and punched in the required information to log in the computer. I then found the folder I wanted to transfer. There is a total of 53.3GB's of .jpegs in there, and ONLY .jpegs. When I open the folder (named "pictures") the Mac sees it as an empty folder, as in, there is nothing in the folder.
I thought that maybe it doesn't see any images because it's on the PC. I then proceeded to drag and drop the folder over and the Mac recognized that there are indeed pictures in there, because it started coping over the 63 thousand and some odd photos, and it took 2-3 hours. After that was complete, I open the newly copied over folder on my desktop and once again, it was empty.
I tried transferring over some of the photos through an external hard drive and it did the exact same thing; didn't see the photos. But I transferred them over with a USB flash drive, and it did.
What could be going on?