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Solved: Help with direct cable connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by musicmad, Sep 23, 2008.

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  1. musicmad

    musicmad Thread Starter

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    This is the task I need to complete.

    Connect an ancient laptop via cable and transfer all the photos to my main system to burn to CD.

    Laptop has no ethernet connector
    laptop has external dialup modem
    has no cd-rw only floppy
    laptop runs on WINDOWS 98 the hard drive is 96% full and its a PENTIUM 2

    Progress so far

    The laptop and computer running XP pro are connected via fast parallel cable both computers recognise the connection.

    The laptop is the HOST

    The computer is the GUEST

    The laptop c drive is set to sharing as is the Photos folder.

    How do I access these file in order to copy them over the cable, do I need to fire up some sort of FTP software

    Thanks in advance for your help

    Peter
     
  2. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    Take the hard drive out, spend $10-$15 on a USB enclosure, and save yourself the the headache.
     
  3. musicmad

    musicmad Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I know your right and I already have a usb case bought when my own laptop crashed, so guess I will have to find the time to do it.

    Having said that I would still like to learn how to configure and use direct cable connect
     
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  5. musicmad

    musicmad Thread Starter

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    John

    Thank you very much indeed. I am going to really enjoy this tutorial

    Thanks again to everyone at Tech Support Guy, as usual, you solve my problems

    Peter
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Glad we could help.
     
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