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Windows 7: How To Share A File Between PC and LAPTOP?

16 Dec 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate
How To Share A File Between PC and LAPTOP?

Hey guys, just a few question here

My question might looking so dumb..

Okay the question is....

How to share a file between PC to Laptop?
My pc run on win7 and my laptop run on WinXP.

Do i need wire cable to share? I want to transfer my files from pc (win7) to laptop (winXP). I know i can transfer my files very easily via pendrive etc.But i dont have it.

So how can i do that without using wire or cable? i already asking uncle google and mrs yahoo but seriously im still not clear.can anyone give step by step guide?

thanks in advanced

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16 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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16 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Well, in order to share or transfer files some sort of a connection is necessary. There are two types in general - either (i) you connect your two computers via a network (either home network or the internet) or (ii) you connect them directly (e.g. by a USB wire). The only third option is to use a removable media, i.e. a pendrive, but you have already dismissed that. Moreover, you seem to be interested primarily in a wireless solution, which leaves the option (i).

Now, in order to connect via a network, you must establish this network. How do you connect to the internet? Do you have a wireless access point (e.g. a DSL or cable modem/router that provides you with the wireless service)? If so, then just connect both machines to your wireless service and follow the general instructions in our tutorials, such as the one suggested by osholt.

If not, i.e. if you do not have a wireless network set up, then I am afraid it will be hard to transfer your file without wires. A direct connection via Bluetooth or infrared is theoretically possible, but for that you need to have both computers equipped with these capabilities and then you'll have to find an appropriate connection software. I won't be surprised if such thing existed, but nothing comes to mind, the closest I ever came to such a connection was to establish it between two hand-help devices. I've never done it with a desktop, so if that's what you want then maybe someone else will be of more help.
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16 Dec 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate

Thanks osholt and unifex for your help. problem solved.

But i got an error when trying to access my file from pc (win7) to laptop (xp).

Am i missing something?
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16 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

They need to be in the same Workgroup so unless your other machine says Workgroup1 it's not going to work.

How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing.
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16 Dec 2010   #6
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16

Try google the error code '0x80070035' you might find the answer.
I gathered some information that sounds plausible;

Allow printer sharing
Enable network discovery
Allow all networks through firewall and router

But from what am hearing '0x800' is a firewall issue

This is from what I have read, hope this helps :)
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16 Dec 2010   #7

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Hopefully, you'll get the network solution to work for you as an immediate solution. I know you dismissed the idea of a pen drive because you don't have one. They are very reasonably priced nowadays so I'd recommend that you get one for future use. They are very handy devices. As an example, here's a 4G thumb drive for $5.99 with $0.99 shipping (USD). Not sure what country you are in but you should be able to find something along those lines.
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