Making PC-Linq work between Win10 PCs

Joephilippa

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I am NOT asking how to copy data between PCs - I'm asking about PC-linq or an equivalent. I still have PC-Linq 'bridging - cross-over' cable that used to allow data transfer between 98E and XP in an effective and user-friendly way. I would like to use it between Win10 PCs. There is a 2018 post on the web https://answers.informer.com/162205/is-pc-linq-really-working-with-windows-10 that claims it still works for Win10, provided it is installed and run As Administrator, and that the Compatibility Mode is set (for WinXP). I have done that and when it failed, I ran the Troubleshooter which came back with 'Mdi is incompatible'. Knowing that PCs often tell diagnostic lies, I figure that the software could be inadequate or any number of other gremlins could be causing the failure. I already know about work-arounds - the easiest being to use a USB-stick - and ethernet-wise, I KNOW that Team Viewer also works. After a great deal of effort, I've had NO success with networking through ethernet cable, so spare me reminders about THAT option. The only modern version of PC-Linq I could find, from USBGear https://www.usbgear.com/windows-10-data-transfer-cable.html, has user comments at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004GIGNVC which range from EXCELLENT to ABYSMAL. I'm really NOT after work-arounds, or asking how to transfer data between PCs, but in finding out if anybody-out-there can reproduce the success in getting PC-Linq to work with Win10 which was claimed by the post I quoted. I want to cast a wide net by asking for help in forums.
 

Joephilippa

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The reason that the query has been posted so often, is that no solution to the post has been forthcoming - although there have been numerous well meant attempts to get me to stop my search.
 

plodr

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I doubt whether you'll find many here using PC-Linq. So the only thing you can do, is try it yourself.

There are better ways to connect Windows 10 computers.

In the "old days" (pre Windows XP) I used something similar to get things from one computer to another. Once I felt that method was obsolete, I got rid of the hardware.
 

Joephilippa

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" I doubt whether you'll find many ... " Just ONE success story is enough for me.
' only thing you can do, is try it yourself.' I've done that and failed and so am looking for people like the one quoted, who did not fail.
' There are better ways to connect Windows 10 computers. " Maybe, but I have tried the Networking/ethernet way that is widely recommended and it did not work for me.
 
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