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Transfering/copying files between computers via USB


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dirkab

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I would really like to backup a large portion of files from my laptop to my desktop. There are about 20-30 gigs of data I would like to backup and would like to avoid having to use DVDs and CDs to accomplish this, can I do this by connecting the 2 computers with a USB cable?
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The best thing to use would to establish a network connection and go from there using the network cable.

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Edited by emblazon12000, 06 February 2006 - 03:13 PM.

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I think that would require me to buy some new hardware wouldn't it? Like network cards, hub, and ect.? Anyways I wasn't looking to spend any money on this since I already have the USB connection. So if there is a way to establish a network without me having to buy any new hardware then I'm all for it, but I would also need an explanation on how to do that.
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If both systems have a network connector, use a crossover cable.

Then just copy and paste away from machine to machine. You don't even need a router. Just plug the two into each other with the cable and there you go.
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If both systems have a network connector, use a crossover cable.

Then just copy and paste away from machine to machine. You don't even need a router. Just plug the two into each other with the cable and there you go.


Is a crossover cable the same thing as an ethernet cable? You mentioned a router like it help accomplish this copy, because I do have a router if that would make this easier.

Edited by dirkab, 06 February 2006 - 09:25 PM.

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