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post #1 of 29
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I want to transfer large files from 1 PC to the OTHER.

i dont know anything about this kinda stuff so please be as basic as possible.


Both PC's are running XP PRO, and I have a router thats hooked to the internet and both PC's are hooked up online.

but i want a direct connection to both PC's to transfer the files.
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post #2 of 29
go to "start" then "contraol panel" then "network setup wizard" then follow the promps. and it should see your other computer. NOTE: you have too run it on both computers!!! sorry almost forgot.
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post #3 of 29
i believe you can connect two pc's directly together with an ethernet cable with windows xp, but im not sure on the details... sorry
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post #4 of 29
Hello,

Another way you could do it (maybe not the easiest way) would be to physically remove the hard drive and transfer it to the other pc, wire it up and copy the files onto the new drive

thats the way i would do it
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post #5 of 29
Since they are both hooked up to the router, you can set up sharing on the files that you want to transfer and then go into my network places and just drag them to where you want them.

So first go to the PC that has the files and right click on the folder they are in and click properties and somewhere in there is a tab for file sharing. It is pretty self explainatory. You will need to open the folder and put sharing on the specific files too. Then go to the destination pc and open network places. It should show the folders they are in on the local netword display.

So once you can see the original folders in the network places. Open the folder and then simply drag the files you want to your destination desktop.

If all the files are in one folder, then put sharing on that foler and drag the whole folder over.

It really is that simple. Dont move hard drives.....I'm gonna bust a gut laughing........dont rewire them.....it wont go any faster......use your own network that you already have. If you are worried about security, disconnect the internet cable while you are doing the transfer and then remove file sharing before you hook it back up.
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post #6 of 29
First, get on the machine that has the files. You need to share the folder the files are in. You'll do this by right clicking the folder and select sharing and security. On the sharing tab, you'll want to enable sharing and make sure all the boxes are checked in the "permissions" part for everyone.

Then find the IP of the machine.

Start -> Run -> type "cmd" and hit enter

In the dos box punch in "ipconfig" get the IP address, should be something like 192.168.1.101

now get on the other system and do a
Start -> Run -> punch in the IP from the other machine like this "\\\\192.168.1.101" and hit enter

This should get you connected anyway. you should see your shared folder
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post #7 of 29
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I have done that it doesnt work. they dont reconize each other.

are there any good webpages that explain this well?
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post #8 of 29
if my method doesn't work, check your firewall settings. make sure file and print sharing is un blocked
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post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by willhoy
First, get on the machine that has the files. You need to share the folder the files are in. You'll do this by right clicking the folder and select sharing and security. On the sharing tab, you'll want to enable sharing and make sure all the boxes are checked in the "permissions" part for everyone.

Then find the IP of the machine.

Start -> Run -> type "cmd" and hit enter

In the dos box punch in "ipconfig" get the IP address, should be something like 192.168.1.101

now get on the other system and do a
Start -> Run -> punch in the IP from the other machine like this "\\\\192.168.1.101" and hit enter

This should get you connected anyway. you should see your shared folder


can I share ALL of C:/?


whats the "\\\\" mean?



and will BOTH PC's reconize each other?
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post #10 of 29
Is it a router you ahve or merely a switch?

Just so you know.. you *can* hook up two computers with each other, but you need a special cable, knows as a "crossover" cable.

CAn you do the IPConfig thing in each PC and give us the IP adresses? Maybe they're not in the same workgroup for some reason.
    
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