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Transferring Files From One Computer to Another

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Woodcookedbbq    251

Can somebody tell me the easiest way to transfer a bunch of files from one computer to another? My parents have a bunch of pictures on their old computer that they want to put on a new computer they just bought. Thanks.

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SmootsDaddy89    1,990

i say get an external harddrive then you can move them and have a backup

This. Unless you're so cheap that you'd rather e-mail the files to yourself and then download them onto the new computer.

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rodeo    13,771

i wouldn't spring for an external harddrive unless it's like 100 GB of photos.

you can get a 4 GB flash drive for 15 bucks.

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Darth Biscuit    12,499

i wouldn't spring for an external harddrive unless it's like 100 GB of photos.

you can get a 4 GB flash drive for 15 bucks.

This. Office Depot usually has cheapo thumb drives in a basket at the checkout counter.

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cookinwithgas    7,375

I go for the external hard drive - make a copy of all their documents, transfer to the new PC, then squirrel the external drive away somewhere. When they accidently delete all their stuff at least you have a backup from where they started, and then once a month/quarter/year you can update the backup.

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Davidson Deac II    4,204

Are the two pc's connected? If so, just download an FTP application, and use that to transfer everything. Doesn't cost a thing.

Just make sure you remove the ftp app after you are done, as running ftp is unsecure.

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shinner    0

Even if they're not on the same network you should be able to use a crossover cable and do a peer-to-peer connection. Of course this won't work if both computers aren't in the same vicinity.

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PanthaSan    259

I go for the external hard drive - make a copy of all their documents, transfer to the new PC, then squirrel the external drive away somewhere. When they accidently delete all their stuff at least you have a backup from where they started, and then once a month/quarter/year you can update the backup.

Ding ding. Winner winner, chicken dinner.

You can never have enough storage. I get these Seagate 500Gb external hard drives from Office Depot for about $80.00 on sale.

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natty    555

If it's just pictures upload them to one of the 253478569283475693 image hosting site then download them on the new comp. No need to get fancy.

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Darth Biscuit    12,499

If it's just pictures upload them to one of the 253478569283475693 image hosting site then download them on the new comp. No need to get fancy.

Natty, please refrain from posting erroneous info on here... there are 253478569283475694 image hosting sites...

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Even if they're not on the same network you should be able to use a crossover cable and do a peer-to-peer connection. Of course this won't work if both computers aren't in the same vicinity.

Hahaha. Now that's old school. I wonder if a parallel connection would work. The old direct cable connection. IDK if that is still supported or not.

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Darth Biscuit    12,499

Hahaha. Now that's old school.

No, floppy disks with spanning software is old school... we used to do that crap back in the mid-ninties before we set up our first LAN. That was also back when files were measured in KB instead of GB.

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