Using a connector cable to transfer files

celica

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Hi, irecently hooked my laptop to my desktop using a connector cable. The connection is running great, i'm just wondering if there are any suggestions as to how i should go about transfering files from my desktop to the laptop (mainly music). Thanks for your help in advance!:D
 

JackMDS

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Quote: "The connection is running great".

If you are not transfering files what the "connector cable" is doing?

If you describe your setup it would help!
 

MichaelD

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You have to share both drives in order to transfer files back and forth. Until you create a SHARE, you won't be able to see one box from the other box.

Right click on your C drive, go to Sharing, create a new share, name it something.

Then on the other machine, you map a network drive, mapping to the SHARE you just created. Simple.
 

NuclearFusi0n

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This is somebody i know.
Two NICs in desktop system, one is getting internet access, other is using a crossover cable to the laptop to share internet access. Celica wants to know how to get the whole netBIOS thing working without exposing the shares on the internet.
Celica knows how to make a share, but how is it secured?
 

JackMDS

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What is the Nature of the Internet Connection (Cable. DSL ISDN, DialUp, Dish. T1, Fiber)?

What is OS on each computer (DOS, Win3.11, Win98, Win200, WinXP, Win2003)?
 

NuclearFusi0n

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Originally posted by: JackMDS
What is the Nature of the Internet Connection (Cable. DSL ISDN, DialUp, Dish. T1, Fiber)?

What is OS on each computer (DOS, Win3.11, Win98, Win200, WinXP, Win2003)?

Win XP Pro on both computers, the internet connection is a static IP DSL connection.
 

JackMDS

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I would suggest getting a Cable/DSL Router, and get rid of the ICS setting.

Example: 4 Port Cable/DSL Gateway Router $15 After Rebate

To share Files you need to configure the computer for sharing.

Important For the purpose of the initial setting, disable all software Firewall (including WinXP native
ICF); disable any active Virus scan or any other utility that might intercept Network Traffic.

The following Collection of Links might help:

If you are not concern about internal security WinXP has a fast simple method of sharing, no user permissions and no passwords.

Windows XP Simple File Sharing

WinXP Pro has an additional more secure method:

Windows XP Professional File Sharing.

XP File Sharing Trouble