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Sharing/Transfer Data from one PC to another

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DaveBD, Mar 17, 2019.

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  1. DaveBD

    DaveBD Thread Starter

    Mar 17, 2019

    I have two PC's, both operating Windows 10, both are 64-bit. I am wanting to transfer a large amount of files from one to another. I just purchased a "Xtreme Tech USB 2.0 Data Transfer male to male cable". Only one of the PC's has ethernet access at a time (neither has Wifi). After connecting the data transfer USB cable to both PC's, I attempted starting a homegroup and that didn't work due to only one having internet access at a time. I also attempted to add the other PC as a device but it will not appear in the control panel. The cable did NOT come with an installation disc or any information whatsoever on installing drivers. I also visited xtremecables.com and they don't even carry this product anymore on the website. There also wasn't any information that I could find pertaining to a driver download for the product.

    Is there an easy solution for this problem? Do I need to get a splitter for the ethernet cable so I can have internet access on both PC's at the same time?


  2. 2twenty2


    Jul 17, 2003
    Here is some info for you until someone here can give you more help

    Extreme Tech - Toll free 877-536-8766

    Xtreme Tech USB 2.0 Data Transfer male to male cable PAC2-1017-AST is listed in their catalogue on page 39 located at their site - https://xtreme-cables.dcatalog.com/v/2018-Catalog/?page=40
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019
  3. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    You can't split ethernet cable.

    Personally, I would update/alter the network to get them both connected at the same time. You can get a switch and cables pretty cheap.

    Otherwise, a Google search seems to indicate you can do this via USB (although it will be much slower than ethernet): https://www.easeus.com/pc-transfer/file-transfer-from-pc-to-pc-usb.html
  4. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    Or, buy an external portable hard drive. Copy the files to it from the one computer then attach the hard drive to the other computer and copy the files over.

    Once you are sure the files are on the 2nd device, it is safe to remove them from the 1st computer and perhaps the portable hard drive, unless you want a backup of the files off the computer.
  5. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    May 24, 2003
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    Can you post a picture of the Xtreme cable, or a link to a picture of it on a website ?

    I think you may just have a standard Usb 2.0 type A male to male cable, a transfer cable should have some sort of electronics which would be housed in a covering larger than a simple Usb male connector.

    Does it look like this cable ? :- https://www.amazon.co.uk/C2G-USB-2-0-Male-Cable-Black/dp/B001U3ZP0Q
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
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