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Mako Kramill

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I am not sure if this is the right place. But it does kinda deal with hardware. I am purchasing a new system, and want to move files form the old computer to the new. I have heard of USB to USB transfer, but am unsure if this is 1: reliable? 2: Safe? 3: even possible.

I am jsut looking for some solid information on this before I go thru the expense of buying a Male to Male cable, I know not alot but still.

I know there is plenty of software for this as well, too much to sift thru, so if you have ideas or suggestions for transfering the files form one system tot he other I would appreciate any info you can give me.

Thanx, in advance.

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I used a flash drive. I tried to put a usb cord between two computers as well, but I was probably not doing it right, or it's not possible, because I couldn't get it to work either.
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If you're just doing a one time transfer of files just borrow a hub from someone. If you're going to do it on a regular basis you can get, for $30-40 a device with a chip in the middle and USB connectors on both ends of the cable, essentially an FTP or HTTP link between two machines that allows you to transfer files. If you're using a router you can just transfer files over your LAN, here an FTP server installed on the machine you're moving files to, and an FTP client on the machine you're moving files from, will work very well. 100tx Ethernet and USB2.0 operate at about the same speed so choose the one that is easiest for you.
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I don't know if this is possible in your situation, but would take the HDD put of the old computer and put it in the new one as a slave drive. That is generally the easiest way.
If you do not know how I, or someone, could run you through it.
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Mako Kramill

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If you're just doing a one time transfer of files just borrow a hub from someone. If you're going to do it on a regular basis you can get, for $30-40 a device with a chip in the middle and USB connectors on both ends of the cable, essentially an FTP or HTTP link between two machines that allows you to transfer files. If you're using a router you can just transfer files over your LAN, here an FTP server installed on the machine you're moving files to, and an FTP client on the machine you're moving files from, will work very well. 100tx Ethernet and USB2.0 operate at about the same speed so choose the one that is easiest for you.



Well for me I am doing a one time to my new computer. I am the first to admit, while building a computer is pretty easy for me. The other stuff I am a moron about. And I can't seem to get a network to work properly between my wife's computer and mine. So I think the USB seems the simplest solution to me. I will also want to do this when I give my old computer to my mother as hers is even more outdated than mine now.

Thanx for you help.

Mako
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