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How to Transfer Data from Laptop to Laptop!!!

by siddhantam123 / December 11, 2006 12:45 AM PST

Hello Everyone,

I had some problems with my laptop and then i bought an external hard drve so that i could restore it. then i copied all this stuff into another laptop and got rid of the external hard drive.......now that my laptop is back in action after restoring ........is there a way out that i can transfer data just through cables from the other laptop to mine without using an external hard drive????

Please help me ........your help would be greatly appreciated.

regards

sid

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Cables only?
by linkit / December 11, 2006 1:02 AM PST

With cables only?

1. Create a two computer network with a "crossover" network cable. (Not a regular network patch cable or straight-through cable.)
2. Create a network with a router. (That's two network cables and a router.)
3. USB data transfer cable (Not a regular USB cable).

I prefer #2 for versatility and faster speeds than USB.

You could just burn the files to CD/DVD. This will also serve as a backup of those important files.

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thanks !!!
by siddhantam123 / December 11, 2006 1:23 AM PST
In reply to: Cables only?

i do have a router and i was just wondering if you could tell me the step by step procedure to create a wireless LAN. thanks for your time and all your suggestions. i sincerely appreciate it. looking forward to your reply.

regards

sid

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some steps
by linkit / December 11, 2006 1:56 AM PST
In reply to: thanks !!!

What router maker & model?
What operating systems are on the computers?

If OS'es are XP, then:
- connect both computers to the router (wired or wireless connection, doesn't matter)
- run Network Setup Wizard on both computers
- give both computers the EXACT same Workgroup Name.
- share at least one folder on one of the computers
- share your printer (optional)
- restart computers

Attempt to view the shared folder by going to My Network Places on the other computer (keep double clicking until you see it). If you can't do this at this point, then you need to add a TRUSTED NETWORK or TRUSTED RANGE OF IP ADDRESSES to the settings of the firewall on each computer (Norton Internet Security, ZoneAlarm, McAfee, Kerio, etc.).

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