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By ewarrington ·
I have a new computer and would like to copy my files from the old one to the new one. I was told that I could do that using the USB ports of both computers. How do I go about doing that and do I need special software to be able to do copy from one to the next?
I look forward to your reply.
Sincerely
Cartmell Warrington

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by ealonw In reply to copying from one computer ...

You can use PCSync software it comes with coupon for free USB network cable. Note this cable is a special cable for USB ntwork connections. You can also us crossover CAT 5 cable for direct NIC connection but I take it that you dont have NICs, so thats why you mentioned USB. But yes, PCSync will work. It costs about $60.00 dollars.

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by crispy1 In reply to copying from one computer ...

If you are interested in just copying some files, perhaps some pictures, songs, or some documents, then there is no need to purchase any software. You will need a USB cable, or if both computers have network cards, a cat5 cable. Then, I assume youare using Microsoft operating systems on both, you will have to make them part of the same work group. Next would be sharing folders on each computer so each can see the other. For security reasons, since on at least is on the internet, I would put all the files you want to transfer in one folder and share only it.

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by opatzg In reply to copying from one computer ...

There is another option as well, if you have the like operating system on both, pull the hard drive from the first pc and set it up as a slave drive in the second and copy the files from drive to drive. Most hard drives have the label on them to show you how to switch the jumper pins by the power connection from master to slave or cable select. Just make sure you ground yourself well to not send a static shock and short anything out. When your done reset the jumper pins and put it back in the other pc.

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by opatzg In reply to copying from one computer ...

If you're looking to network them cheaply, pick up a couple of Network cards and a cable to interconnect the two. if you need to connect more than two then you'll need a hub or switch or router to connect to. Be careful with the cables becuase two wires are twisted and connected differently for not using an ethernet hub/switch.. and then there are the normal ones. The sales people should be able to help with whichever route you'ld like to take. Network cards run $5-$40 depending on how much you'ld like to spend. Ethernet 10/100 are the commonly used ones now. The cable should be at least 3 ft long otherwise you could burn out the network interface cards. There are a lot of sites for how to set up a home network, and plenty of books andif you buy a complete kit it'll come with all the instructions you'll need as well. I haven't seen a usb network setup but I know it can be done.
Good Luck!

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