transferring between laptop to desktop

  fire 23:55 07 Dec 2003
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is there an easy way to connect a laptop to my desktop in order to transfer large files between the two. both run win xp (home and pro)......thanks

  sdf 00:37 08 Dec 2003

cdrw? networking?

  daba 00:43 08 Dec 2003

have you got a digital camera ?

have you got a USB adaptor for its memory card ?

if so, you can use your camera card as a go-between....

  Rabi 09:23 08 Dec 2003

I have similar problem:
No home network, files too large to be copied and transferred by CD-R/RW, and no storage cards to use.
I also have XP Home on Laptop, and XP Pro on desktop.
We read about how easy it is to connect the two with an RJ45 (network) cable and transfer info/data between the two.
Could someone walk us through the procedure?

  Jester2K II 09:26 08 Dec 2003

Look for a "USB Bridge" cable (About £20). click here

  Rabi 11:09 08 Dec 2003

Jester2K II

Are you saying that without a cable of this type it cannot be done?
I am in a country that does not make it possible to purchase items overseas (no credit cards used here, or issued by the banks, etc, here), so I cannot purchase this cable from the site, and I have just finished phoning around all the shops, no one has it.
Surely, I can use the RJ45 cable between 2 PC's with ethernet(LAN) cards?

  Smiler 11:27 08 Dec 2003

You actually need a cross over cable to connect via ethernet cards

Have a look here click here

for other methods such a direct cable connection

  Jester2K II 13:17 08 Dec 2003

Sorry ignore me then. I thought you were looking for other sorts of ways.

  Curio 18:50 08 Dec 2003

Laplink is a good alternative. Could that be available in your location??

  Curio 19:16 09 Dec 2003

How much do you want to spend? Possibilities
External Hard Drive, Zip Drive, Large capacity
pen Drive, Smart Media Flash Path, Laplink Cable and associated software. The list goes on. All are inter-changable between different computers.

  madPentium 21:30 09 Dec 2003

Just stick a network adaptor into both machines, join them up with a 'crossover' ethernet cable and when you go into xp, the machines will see each other. You just have to go into windows explorer, right click on the folders you want to share and go into sharing/security. Easy peezy with xp.

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