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Networks Transferring files between two networked PCs (Windows 7 Ultimate

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by itsonlydanny, 11 Aug 2013.

  1. itsonlydanny

    itsonlydanny What's a Dremel?

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    Hi,

    I thought this would be easy but it has so far eluded me (it seems). All I want to do is transfer/move files - as opposed to merely sharing - from desktop computer A to desktop computer B which are connected by a Ethernet Crossover cable, and both of which run Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. The reason I want to do this is that computer A is almost full and computer B is almost empty. Just for your information, both PCs are sharing the same internet connection - but A has a wired connection and B has a wireless connection (via a USB dongle).

    Yes, I've turned on network discovery. etc. After clicking on Network 2, the other PC (ie, B) shows up in the Network and Sharing Center - what do I do know?

    Thanks,

    DANNY
     
  2. narwen

    narwen narwen

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    Share the folders you what to move
     
  3. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    Setup home group on both pc's with a password and share each folder you want to be shared.
     
  4. workingclass

    workingclass What's a Dremel?

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    You have to have at least one network shared folder.
     
  5. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Easy :) Find the folders you want to move on the C: drive of computer A. Right click>Properties>Sharing>Advanced sharing. Tick the box at the top. Click Apply/OK. Close both Windows (make a note of the Network Path in the Properties Window). Go to computer B> right click Computer>Map Network Drive. Enter the Network Path from Computer A. Click Finish.
    (It may ask for login details in which case it's:
    \\Computer A's name\username
    Password.)
    Now just drag and drop from the new drive in Computer B's Computer (Z: or whichever letter you chose).

    Note: It'll make it simpler if both computers have passwords on an Admin user account.
     

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