View Full Version : PC to PC File Transfer

03-10-2003, 01:18 PM
as u know i sold my m8s pc...
am gonna transfer his files to my computer..as its over 2.5gig worth...and i dont wanna buy cds cds cds cds....

would this work? (if yes..what cable do i actually use as i dont actually understand their description on website)


or can i just get a ordinary usb cable..like one that u can plug into a digicam or something...

as this is a 1 off thing..so dont want to buy expensive cables for this etc...

if my ideas dont work..what can i do?

03-10-2003, 01:30 PM
Do both PC's have network cards?
If so an easy way would be to use a crossover network cable and set them up as a local area network with one pc set to say and the other set to both on the same subnet
also you need to make sure they are on the same workgroup.

Another question, what operating systems are each PC running??

03-10-2003, 01:32 PM
They require special cables for data transfer. A couple of thoughts are :-
1/ Remove hard drive from his PC and make it a secondary drive in your PC.
2/ Network the 2 together if you have network facilities available on each computer.
I have a serial cable that has a program for swapping files, but only for windows 95/98. But 2.5 Gigs would take sooooooo looooong.

03-10-2003, 01:37 PM
i think my pc does...

but his doesnt

both running xp home..

and moving hdd over...i dont have confidence in moving hdds or going "inside" a computer...

and i know 2.5gigs would take so long..but i got 5-6 days to do it at least...

03-10-2003, 01:41 PM
Does his have a USB port? I have a USB to RJ45 adaptor and crossover network cable you could borrow. (I haven't as yet tried the adaptor though).

03-10-2003, 01:45 PM
if u mean like a normal usb port where a mouse plugs into etc etc then yes both computers have them...

and whats rj45? is that the network port?

and just to be sure..how do i know my computer has a network card?....never used it b4 but when i look at "device manager" it shows 2 items under network adapters...

03-10-2003, 01:51 PM
RJ45 is a larger version of the socket/plug (RJ12) that is on you modem (that your lead plugs into ).
It is the plug/socket that is used for most networking. For a visual, go to dicksmith (http://dse.resultspage.com/search.php?sessionid=3f7cc71f06febfce2740c0a87f990 74f&site=&w=rj45&submit.x=9&submit.y=8)
Visual check at rear of computer should verify.

03-10-2003, 02:00 PM
yeah i do..
got the manual and documentation library cd and yes....
it has to be a rj45 connection so its good...

03-10-2003, 02:01 PM
can u do this while ur onlne at the same time

ie: talk online while computer is networked to other computer doing a transfer?

03-10-2003, 02:08 PM
Yes. Depending on your PC specs, could just slow down a little on the browsing side.

03-10-2003, 02:11 PM
oh ok cool, i just wnat access to yahoo/msn at same time :)

are u in town as i could come pick it up? after 3...as i've got to go out at 2:30 till 5...


03-10-2003, 02:19 PM
I'm at work at moment and another job has come in. You can pick it up tommorrow or I can drop it off. Will be late morning as I get to sleep in.
Still got my e-mail addy?

03-10-2003, 02:25 PM
you can drop it off if you want, or i can bike around 2morrow sometime..(depends how far away you are from malfroy road)

umm ur email address the only one i know u have is the one on ur pressf1 profile (wolf@surf4nix.com)
i sleep in myself anyway.... so would probably be afternoon...

and many thanks :-)


Susan B
03-10-2003, 05:52 PM
> umm ur email address the only one i know u have is the one on ur pressf1 profile (**wolf**@**surf**4**nix**.com)

It is not a good idea to quote someone's email address on the forum, Chris. Spam bots troll forums and I am sure Pheonix won't be impressed if he starts getting flooded soon. Next time just say "the one on your profile". ;-)

03-10-2003, 06:34 PM
sorry about that...i apologise....

and if u get spammed just forward them on 2 me so i know how it feels hehe....