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Computer to computer via USB cable = ?

I just used a USB 3.0 male-to-male cable to connect my desktop's USB 3.0 port to a laptop's USB 3.0 port. I'm not too surprised that it doesn't do anything. What am I missing? What else do I need to transfer data from one to the other?
Both run Windows 7.

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It's like LAN port to LAN port

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you need a crossover type cable to accomplish it.

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USB 3.0 is not peer to peer.

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Ethernet can do that but for USB you need a special cable that has a chip to do this.

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PS. " Connecting any two computers using USB requires a

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