Solved Data transfer

JakeBoles

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I just bought a new Acer laptop and connected a male to male USB cord to my old Acer laptop and into my new one. Nothing is popping up and I’m not sure how to transfer data from old to new computer now. Any ideas?
 

JakeBoles

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According to this, you need a USB bridge cable and not just a male-to-male cable:

https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-wa...-laptops-with-a-simple-male-to-male-USB-cable

I've never tried this so I can't give more details. What I usually do is use an external hard drive and then copy from the old laptop to that one, and then copy from that one to the new laptop. That way, I also have a backup of the old laptop in case something goes wrong.
well that’s a pain, I think you’re right though, thanks a lot for the reply!
 

JakeBoles

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I discovered that buying this new computer I have space in a one drive folder so I’m using that. Will that expire and delete files or will I be okay?
 

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I discovered that buying this new computer I have space in a one drive folder so I’m using that. Will that expire and delete files or will I be okay?
OneDrive has 5GB free, but may have more space depending if you have an Office365 account. It should be fine unless you cancel your microsoft account.
 

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