Here are some ideas, what if any work for you depends on what you're willing to do.
1) laplink type connection(with laplink s/w)
2) mini-network via ethernet (desktop &laptop)
3) USB port network
4) flash drives
5) burn to DVD or CD
6) use www service to FTP data
7) use ext. HD via USB or firewire
These do work, but again it depnds on s/w or h/w and/or purchases you need to get.
Hi--I'm a freelance editor and I need to go mobile. In January 2007, I'm getting a laptop (probably a Dell Inspiron 1505). Right now, I have a Dell desktop (Dell Dimension 4550, Pentium 4 CPU, 2.53 GHz, 512 RAM) with Windows XP. Over the past four years, I've created many important files in Word and Excel. I've also downloaded a lot of programs (Adobe Standard 7.0, WinZip, CuteFTP 8, Java, ScanSnap Manager, and others). I don't want to lose anything when I switch to a laptop. Forum people: please help! What's the best way to transfer everything from my desktop to a new laptop?