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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Codemaster, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. Codemaster

    Codemaster Thread Starter

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    I was wondering if theres anyway to just use a cable and transfer/copy files from one PC to another? Whethert it be USB or maybe even the wire that ethernet uses?
     
  2. wacor

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    on XP there is a files transfer wizard which i have never used but assume that will accomplish what you need.

    Go to all programs ...... accessories ..... System Tools>>>


    files and settings transfer wizard
     
  3. JohnWill

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    You need a special USB cable to do transfers, but a standard $5 Ethernet cross-over cable will do the trick.

    Once you network them together, you can simply use Windows Explorer to move files back and forth.
     
  4. Codemaster

    Codemaster Thread Starter

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    the same cable that goes from my cable modem to my PC?
     
  5. MrBillPro

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    I would just buy a router then you can share the internet also along with the files, you can get a router for under $50 bucks. that is the route I would take no pun intended.:eek:
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Nope, that's a straight patch cable, you need a crossover cable.
     
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