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Transferring Files From One Computer to Another

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Those sites can be hacked. Get the external....sheesh these are your parents pictures!

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