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transferring files directly between two computers

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by tonypham, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. tonypham

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    I have a friend with a mac laptop that I need to transfer roughly ~110 GB from. I have a laptop that dual boots Windows 7 and Kubuntu 12.10. Does anyone know the quickest and easiest way to directly transfer these files between our computers? Neither of us has a large enough external hard drive.
     
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    will these require a "crossover" ethernet cord
     
  4. Lance1

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    Yes
     
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    Neither of us have one of those unfortunately. Is it possible to use a HD with an OS already on it as an external HD in an enclosure?
     
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    Only the spare space.
    Although if you put a bootable Linux on it you could use that on both machines.
     
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    You'll only need a cross-over cable if neither ethernet port is auto-sensing. Any PC that had Windows 7 or Vista pre-installed is almost guaranteed to have auto-sensing ports.

    You could also connect both computers to a router or switch to network them.
     
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    Is there a common file formatting type common to all OSes? I know NTFS can be used between Linux and Windows but I've heard OSX is less receptive to that format.
     
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    Fat32 is recognized across the board.
     
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