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Quickest way to copy files from one laptop to another?

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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
As above

Thanks :)
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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
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banned#1
if you use wireless for them both just create a shared network - then copy them across and delete the shared network, if not needed.

or a cheap usb stick
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Dropbox

Dropbox download here

Edited By: Predikuesi on Dec 27, 2010 16:24
#3
Would recommend dropbox too, I imagine it's probably the quickest way as setting up and using a shared network is a pain (if you're on windows)
#4
Depends on the size of the files really, if they are big files then dropbox is a bit redundant as it'd take so long to upload them in the first place... so if they are big files I'd say a USB hard drive would be the quickest way other than setting up a shared network.
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SecondNature08
Would recommend dropbox too, I imagine it's probably the quickest way as setting up and using a shared network is a pain (if you're on windows)

Is it ? on xp just enable file sharing that's windows isn't it. vista and 7 a little more complicated(if you say so) but not really or much of a pain

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itpronetworking/thread/033c418b-1096-4df7-bfad-fd3d431f3cd5

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Enable-file-and-printer-sharing

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

anyways . usb hard drive is your best option as mentioned above

Edited By: dontasciime on Dec 27, 2010 16:46
#6
send all the files in a email too yourself, then download it on the other laptop. :)
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^Great idea but most email accounts have restrictions on the number and size of things you can send so unless everything can be zipped up this probably won't be viable
dontasciime
SecondNature08
Would recommend dropbox too, I imagine it's probably the quickest way as setting up and using a shared network is a pain (if you're on windows)


Is it ? on xp just enable file sharing that's windows isn't it. vista and 7 a little more complicated(if you say so) but not really or much of a pain


http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itpronetworking/thread/033c418b-1096-4df7-bfad-fd3d431f3cd5



http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Enable-file-and-printer-sharing



http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/


anyways . usb hard drive is your best option as mentioned above

Fair enough, it does seem quite easy on xp :) and to be fair when I tried setting it up on vista we had numerous latops that wanted to access it and it was a nightmare trying to set up authorisations so I'm quite biased towards it.
#8
si_dawg
if you use wireless for them both just create a shared network - then copy them across and delete the shared network, if not needed.

or a cheap usb stick


Lol thanks mate i wish if they were small files its probably around 100gb:(


Predikuesi



Had a look at that mate, think that would take to long as the files are over 100gb.
#9
dontasciime
SecondNature08
Would recommend dropbox too, I imagine it's probably the quickest way as setting up and using a shared network is a pain (if you're on windows)


Is it ? on xp just enable file sharing that's windows isn't it. vista and 7 a little more complicated(if you say so) but not really or much of a pain


http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itpronetworking/thread/033c418b-1096-4df7-bfad-fd3d431f3cd5



http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Enable-file-and-printer-sharing



http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/


anyways . usb hard drive is your best option as mentioned above


Thanks for the links mate maybe they will be useful for something else :)
#10
farhadmaster
send all the files in a email too yourself, then download it on the other laptop. :)

Lol thanks for that mate i would if they were small files lol.
banned#11
dropbox is one of the slowest ways possible!
banned#12
farhadmaster
send all the files in a email too yourself, then download it on the other laptop. :)

OH DEAR!

Shared network is the way to go.
banned#13
Buy macs and set up shared network - then drag and drop.
banned#14
JonnyTwoToes
Buy macs and set up wireless network - then drag and drop.
#15
JonnyTwoToes
JonnyTwoToes
Buy macs and set up wireless network - then drag and drop.

so good he said it twice....
banned#16
WoolyM
JonnyTwoToes
JonnyTwoToes
Buy macs and set up wireless network - then drag and drop.


so good he said it twice....


Nothing decent to quote on this site anymore. :D
#17
use an external usb drive to copy files to it's your best and only option with 100gb to copy or cloning drive (ghost etc) . Wireless tx would take to long even a 100mbps wired connection will take longer @ around 10 meg to 11.5 meg a second use usb 2 external Hdd and you will get 22* meg a second to ext usb (*under estimate over usb2)
#18
cross-over cable would be quicker than usb, but you would obviously need the cable :)
#19
richdoc
cross-over cable would be quicker than usb, but you would obviously need the cable :)

really i only get 11.73 max meg a second over a 10/100 [12.5* being the throughput max] and i get at least 22 meg a second and in reality thats 28- 30 meg a second usb2 real world speeds when using ext HDDs



Edited By: dontasciime on Dec 30, 2010 17:57
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dontasciime
richdoc
cross-over cable would be quicker than usb, but you would obviously need the cable :)
really i only get 11.73 max meg a second over a 10/100 [12.5* being the throughput max] and i get at least 22 meg a second and in reality thats 28- 30 meg a second usb2 real world speeds when using ext HDDs

Really, well thats very good but you seem to have forgotten that with an external drive you would need to copy back onto the other laptop wheras with a crossover cable there is only one copy involved. You are correct that the effective copy speed of USB 2 is theoretically quicker than 10/100 but only just and what about if you had 1gb ethernet? Also its more hassle to do 2 copies rather than 1, though I appreciate not everyone has a crossover cable.


Edited By: richdoc on Dec 31, 2010 00:57: update
#21
macs are terrible for communicating with pc's.

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