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How do you send large files from one computer to another on the same network?

post #1 of 9
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Hello,

My question is on sending files from one machine to another over a home network.

I am wanting to send some files from my Dell Laptop to my Acer AspireOne Netbook via network. How can I do this?
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You can share the files through the network, i forgot how to do it but im sure thats the way, maybe someone else can explain how to do it
    
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post #3 of 9
Buy a NAS (network access storage). Thats the only way i can think of to transfer it quite easily. They do cost quite a bit of money though. Although I wouldn't know since my dad's company makes them
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Enable file sharing on the computer that already has the files. Right click the folder with the files you want to share and go to properties. Then the sharing tab. Click the check box to share it and choose a name for it.

Then on the other computer go to start, run and type in \\\\IP of first computer\
ame of share

That should bring it up and you can copy files.
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If you are on vista you can enable folder sharing and select which folder you want to share, and whether or not it is read only or not.
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post #6 of 9
If you have a 3rd party firewall, make sure you set up a rule for your network too.
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post #7 of 9
Create a network share with Vista. Create a folder, right-click on it and go to 'Properties' then click on the 'Sharing' tab. Then set the permissions for who can access the share. Then from your second machine you can open Windows Explorer and and navigate too \\\\'original machines IP'\\'Share name' (no quotes). You will probably be prompted for the password of the user you gave privileges to. Then its as easy as dragging and dropping from one hard drive to the network Share.

Nice way to transfer HD videos from directly from one machine to another at 50+ megabytes per second (if you have a decent router).
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post #8 of 9
With Vista, you can set up your network so that only people with accounts on said computer can access shared files and folders.

Very nice feature!
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post #9 of 9
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Oh wow, this is pretty cool. I have files shared off my old AMD Athlon XP computer, and I have a good idea of use for that computer now. Thank you all for telling me how to set it up on sharing.
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