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Windows 7: transfer data from comp to comp

07 Dec 2010   #1
jepherz

Windows 7
 
 
transfer data from comp to comp

I just bought a belkin easy transfer wire thinking it'll let me transfer files from one computer to another... it seems it just transfer whole accounts without asking me what I want to transfer over.

I was looking for a better option than transferring to USB then transferring to other computer. Is there a way to do this?


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07 Dec 2010   #2
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

to just transfer 'files and folders'--use a crossover cable (under $10)--see think link with instructions:
Connect two computers using a crossover cable
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07 Dec 2010   #3
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Do not buy easy transfer wire and software - a complete waste of money!!

Either follow the instruction above or just network the two PCs, share the entire hard drive on the old PC and drag and drop what you need!
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07 Dec 2010   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you have a network, copy the data across that. If not, return the wasted cable, get an external USB drive, and back your own data up. I'm always amazed at how many people would rather trust software to decide what's imprtant to them, rather than just getting the data and moving it to another drive.
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07 Dec 2010   #5
gogreen

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

To solve this problem, I networked my desktop and laptop computers and use Microsoft Synctoy. Synctoy isn't perfect, but it gets the job done for my purposes.

Download details: SyncToy 2.1
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07 Dec 2010   #6
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I like synctoy myself. I've used it in some form for a good 4 to 5 years with no complaints. SyncToy makes a good backup tool, especially if you have two or more "homes" for your data.
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07 Dec 2010   #7
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

I would pull for the external drive suggestion from DeaconFrost myself, plus when you are done it is backed up and safe on the external drive in case something happens.
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07 Dec 2010   #8
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
I would pull for the external drive suggestion from DeaconFrost myself, plus when you are done it is backed up and safe on the external drive in case something happens.
Agreed from a standpoint of backup, but OP said he didn't want to use external media to move the stuff over.

But yes, backups are essential.
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07 Dec 2010   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pricetech View Post
OP said he didn't want to use external media to move the stuff over.
That leaves the network as the only viable option, and it's been suggested.
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07 Dec 2010   #10
jepherz

Windows 7
 
 

thanks for all the suggestions guys, I'm gonna return this thing and look into the crossover cable/network options later =]
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