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transfer of files from one computer to another

by coins44 / May 11, 2011 6:49 AM PDT

what hardware and software do i need to transfer files from one to another computer both using windows 7.

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Nothing Required Except A Network And File Sharing
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 11, 2011 8:36 AM PDT

Assuming you set up your network correctly, you should have one admin user that is identical on all the networked computers. Long in to both computers using the same username and password, make sure to correctly share the files for transfer, then simply copy and paste them from one machine to the next.

We do it all the time.. In fact, I've recently been updating a variety of users from Windows XP to Windows 7.. As long as both computers are on the network, sharing all the folders and files, with the right permissions, allows me to simply copy the files from one computer to another on the network.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Thanks Coins44
by coins44 / May 11, 2011 9:22 AM PDT

Thanks I should have said i am replacing an old computer with a new one and only want to copy my documents

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Use the . . .
by Coryphaeus / May 11, 2011 10:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Coins44

Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.

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Thank you coins44
by coins44 / May 11, 2011 11:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Use the . . .

Thanks for the info

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Don't you have a backup of your documents?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 12, 2011 12:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Coins44

If you have, you can restore from there.

Kees

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I'd Still Use The Same Method Or...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 12, 2011 2:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Coins44

...if your old "My Documents" folder doesn't contain many files, use a Flash drive to copy and paste.. I used the flash drive method yesterday. The user had less than 1 GB of file in My Documents.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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