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Windows 7: Computer to computer file transfer

24 Dec 2013   #1
Dick A

windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 
Computer to computer file transfer

I have an Toshiba Satellite Series P25 XP computer that I use for photo editing and storage and I would like to be able to transfer photo files to my Windows 7, 64 bit computer without having to use flash drives. Is it possible to do this with a USB to USB cable? Or do I have to use a special cable like the help section mentions?
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24 Dec 2013   #2
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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24 Dec 2013   #3
Dick A

windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 

Looks promising. Have you or anybody else tried this?
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24 Dec 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Having both machines on a home network is easiest, basically drag and drop. I don't know how to get the XP set up though.
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24 Dec 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As Gary saus, the simplest solution is via a Homegroup. See video - very simple for Windows 7.

Create a homegroup

And here for mixed Operating Systems.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/sharing-files-printers-help#sharing-files-and-printers=windows-7&v1h=win81tab1&v2h=win7tab1&v3h=winvistatab1&v4h=winxptab1
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06 Jan 2014   #6
Dick A

windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 
USB file transfer

I bought a cable, D10-2802 USB PC to PC file transfer device, and it works great on file transfers, but has one minor inconvenience: If you leave the cable connected, it prevents the computer from rebooting. Tiger Direct confirmed this and suggested disconnecting the cable when you are done transferring files.
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07 Jan 2014   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Nice job Dick and that's a small price to pay for a easy transfer.
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07 Jan 2014   #8
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
As Gary saus, the simplest solution is via a Homegroup. See video - very simple for Windows 7.

Create a homegroup

And here for mixed Operating Systems.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/sharing-files-printers-help#sharing-files-and-printers=windows-7&v1h=win81tab1&v2h=win7tab1&v3h=winvistatab1&v4h=winxptab1
As good as the Homegroup is for this purpose, it has its limitations. An alternative method is simply to connect to another computer with Remote Desktop and copy / move files as you wish, from everywhere in source computer to everywhere in target computer. Copy or cut on PC1, paste on PC2.

No hassle with shares, no cables. Even more elegant using dual display system on the PC you are working with; open remote session full screen on second display and you have two computers totally under your control. One mouse, one keyboard, moving mouse from one display to another determines for which PC the mouse and keyboard commands are sent.

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network

Here's an example, dual screen on my Windows 8.1, connecting remotely to a Windows 7 virtual machine stored on another computer:
Computer to computer file transfer-screenshot-16-.png
Main display (right) showing the Win 8.1 desktop, remote connection to Win 7 vm full screen on secondary display at left.

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