Thread: Share files between computers

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    Share files between computers

    I have a laptop and I want to copy files from my desktop computer to my laptop. What equipments do I need and how do I do it?

    Thank you.

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    and the hat of int overfl Salem's Avatar
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    You need
    - a desktop PC
    - a laptop
    - a cross-over cable

    Then you just set up a windows share between them and you're all set
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    To use a crossover cable, you will need to have network cards in both the machines ( If I am not wrong ! )

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    Yes, my avatar is stolen anonytmouse's Avatar
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    If you don't need super high speed a lap link cable is probably the cheapest and easiest. Just plugs into each computer's parallel(or serial) port. No network cards or adapters needed.

    Type 'direct cable connection' in Windows help for more information.

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