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Transfering files between desktop and laptop


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#1 nesto1000

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 06:38 PM

How can I transfer files between my laptop and desktop? I have a wireless router, and that's what I want to use to transfer these files... How can I do that with the wireless router?

Btw I'm using a NETGEAR DGN2000
The OS on the laptop is Vista Premium
The OS on the desktop is XP Pro

Oh and also I know that there's programs out there that will do what I'm asking for, but I don't know of any free ones...
I had Network Magic Pro 5.5 trial edition, and I liked it, but I don't have money to buy it... but if there's a way to transfer files without a program like Network Magic Pro 5.5, then I would also like to hear it out...

Edited by nesto1000, 01 July 2009 - 06:55 PM.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:31 PM

Have you thought about using shared folders? I cant remember if you do anythign different for a XP to Vista folder os vice versa.

I cant remember the exact steps - im on windows 7 atm and i dont have my VM set up yet. You need to go to my network places and there is a wizard you can follow to set up sharing.
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 05:08 AM

This page has it step by step with pictures!! lol


Hope this helps :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 02:43 PM

This page has it step by step with pictures!! lol


Hope this helps :thumbsup:


Ahh couldnt remember if it was different - Great link!
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:26 PM

This page has it step by step with pictures!! lol


Hope this helps :thumbsup:



I am a total noob when it comes to this, so what do I do next?? How can I see the Vista Folders on XP and vice versa...

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:14 PM

To access a shared folder from a computer running Windows Vista, do the following:

1. Click Start, and then click Network. The Network window displays a list of computers in the workgroup of the computer.
2. Double-click the name of the computer containing the shared folder that you want to access.
3. Double-click the shared folder that you want to access.

In Xp:

1. Open Windows Explorer (Windows key + E)
2. Click the + beside My Network Places
3. Click the + beside Entire Network
4. Click the + beside Microsoft Windows Network
5. Click the + beside the workgroup that the PCs are in

There should be the XP and Vista machines listed. Any folders you have shared will show up under each computer. It will show the names of the PCs.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 06:34 PM

Thank You Very Much!
This has been a lot of help!!

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