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    Default USB 3.0 Type A Male to USB Type A Male Cable

    Last week I bought the above cable -brand DynaMix.
    I connected it between my 2 laptops .
    I was expecting the second laptop to show up in Windows Explorer in the same way as a USB Memory stick does.

    There was nothing to show that the second laptop was connected as a Device.

    I must be misinterpreting something.
    Can someone please advise me why my expectation was wrong.
    Secondly is there a "fix"?

    thanks

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    Default Re: USB 3.0 Type A Male to USB Type A Male Cable

    You cant simply use standard USB Cables. What you need is referred to as a USB bridged cable , USB File Transfer Cable, sometimes called a USB networking cable, all the same thing just different names.

    There is a Section (often a rectangle type Block) that has the electronics in it that allow the transfer.

    Similar to this, the "block" may be part of the actual USB plug:

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    Another way is if you have a Spare Router or use an existing , just plug both computers into the ports, allow sharing and away you go, dont need internet as the router only is connecting computers Via IP Addresses.
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    Default Re: USB 3.0 Type A Male to USB Type A Male Cable

    Thanks Bryan and Wainui

    Looks to me that the USB Bridged cable is easiest.
    Years ago i had a cable with Software -Easy Data Transfer but the connections art each end were different.

    I shall look at PB Tech for the Bridged one

    Thanks
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    Default Re: USB 3.0 Type A Male to USB Type A Male Cable

    Couldn't find anything at PBtech but at Jaycar they advertise this https://www.jaycar.co.nz/high-speed-...cable/p/XC4942

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    Default Re: USB 3.0 Type A Male to USB Type A Male Cable

    out of stock....no stores available

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    Default Re: USB 3.0 Type A Male to USB Type A Male Cable

    they have these ones - more $ tho

    https://www.jaycar.co.nz/usb-kvm-dat...cable/p/XC4949

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    no - they are out of stock as well!

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    Default Re: USB 3.0 Type A Male to USB Type A Male Cable

    You can try Searching Google for USB Transfer Cable New Zealand. PBtech have this -- You will find that are not as cheap as a Std USB Cable as they have the extra hardware.

    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/ADP...r-Cable-for-Ma They are USB3, You can get others with USB3 to USB -C

    If you're in no hurry then try Someplace like Aliexpress, might take a month to get here but a lot cheaper around $15.
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    Default Re: USB 3.0 Type A Male to USB Type A Male Cable

    You could just use a direct connection with an ethernet cable, you just have to manually set the network addresses if you are not using a router as Wainui suggested. As long as both PCs are gigabit ethernet a straight ordinary cable is fine. For older standards you need a crossover cable.

    Here's a guide, not a fan of the narrator voice but there are plenty others if you search them if this one doesn't work.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX9injRCwRQ

    Nothing wrong with using USB, just offering an alternative.

    Edit: Also note if this is all you use the ethernet ports for it'll only need setting up once.
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