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going to sell lappy and get a desktop whats the best way to transfer files?

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basically music,photos, videos, docs and emails. thanks Read More
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
basically music,photos, videos, docs and emails.

thanks
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
USB to USB cable?
#2
external hard drive? if getting rid of laptop before buying PC.
#3
Everyone should have an exteranal hard drive anyway as a safety backup,
#4
Just get an external Hard Drive, copy all you files onto there then copy them back onto the new desktop, worth always keeping a backup off all your stuff so keeping the external hard drive and updating it regularly won’t hurt.
#5
Ethernet or Firewire Between the two. USB is two slow.

Ethernet is like lightening I do it with movies from desktop to Macbook (LEGIT movies may I add)

You dont NEED an external hard drive, just make a backup disk using a backup software.

Editl: Only works if you buy the desktop first OFC.
#6
windows easy transfer which is built in ..........
#7
Get a Dropbox account, gives you 2GB free and all you have to do is install it on both computers and drag the files you want to sync to a specified folder.

http://www.dropbox.com/

I wrote an article on it for my website:

http://www.willineedit.com/2008/12/synchronize-files-on-any-computer-with-dropbox/
#8
back up onto an external, restore from it...
#9
Personally I'd just stick the laptop drive in the desktop, as long as it's not a proprietry design with no spare power leads or drive bays all you need is a 2.5" to 2.5" mounting bracket (converter) and an SATA cable.
#10
if you dont have much data, and If you want to avoid the cost of an external hard drive, then just buy a memory stick, you can get them in various sizes, 4Gb, 8Gb, 16Gb etc.

A 4Gb should only set you back about £10.
#11
I just used two 8gb SD cards that I have for my camera. Took a while (probably filled each card twice. had one transferring to new laptop whilst other was filling from old desktop)but saves buying an external HDD unless you need one.

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