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How To Transfer Files Between 2 Computers

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#1 LittleGreenDots


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:04 PM

I have a desktop (XP) and a laptop (Windows 7) and I'm looking to transfer files directly from the desktop to the laptop. Yes, I know I can copy media and do it that way, but I want to do this directly.

I just bought a network cable for the laptop to make switching between computers online (not wireless) easier and wonder if this network cable can be used to transfer files? I bought it at Best Buy and it has two numbers on it, Cat-6 and RJ-45. I'm sure one is a part number and hopefully the other will identify exactly what I have.

Can this be done? If so, do I need special software? What's the procedure?


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:58 PM

Setting up a Windows XP home network - http://www.geekgirls.com/windowsxp_home_network.htm


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:21 PM

You need a special network cable
It's called a null or a cross-over cable
They look exactly the same but the wires are paired differently
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