Transferring data

  Retiredidiot 10:37 26 Oct 2007

I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows XP, and I want to transfer files from the desktop to the laptop. There are rather a lot of them so I don't want to use DVD's to do it how do I go about it?

  100andthirty 12:32 26 Oct 2007

buy an external USB hard drive, rag files from HD of computer 1 to the external drive; then connect drive to computer 2 and drag files from external drive to computer 2.


connect the computers together using a crossover ethernet cable and run network set up wizard on each for "peer to peer networking".

  Retiredidiot 14:15 26 Oct 2007

Thanks for the reply, the external drive seems the easiest option.

  Diemmess 16:35 26 Oct 2007

.... depending on the size of the files rather than their number, buy a good pen drive.
They go from 125Mb to several Gb nowadays.

This will remain a useful gizmo long after the intitial transfer has been done.
In a minute or so you can transfer any file between two computers. No power supply needed, just a valid USB socket.

Personally I would choose one with a ribbon on the end of the main stick - Not the cap end, which is where so many seem to attach a security cord!

  pchelper001 11:32 02 Nov 2007

i agree with Diemmess, a good website where you can get cheap memory sticks is

they have a quick reliable service

  Retiredidiot 11:45 02 Nov 2007

Thaks,everyone, for your help. I have bought an external hard drive and it meets my needs. Thanks once again.

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