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    PC2PC direct connect w/serial or parallel

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    by twuf ·

    I tried connecting 2 WinXP Prof computers using direct parallel cable.I need to transfer files from old one to new one.(i have no network card in one) I got ‘connected’ but what do you do next?? You cannont transfer files/there is no way to explore other computer. Can you recommend some software that works with direct connect? I tried the Files Transfer Wizard but that don’t work with parallel. I tried connecting with serial and got ‘connected’ but you have to ‘disconnect’ to use the Files Trans. Wiz. What the heck? MS Knowledge Base leaves a lot to be desired. Please lead me straight.

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    • #3377936

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      by bigkenny ·

      In reply to PC2PC direct connect w/serial or parallel

      have enabled file sharing on both machines
      anther way to do this would be too put the
      hard disc from the old machine into the new
      machine as a slave then all you have to do is copy and paste

    • #3377934

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      by jschein ·

      In reply to PC2PC direct connect w/serial or parallel

      Yesirree.. remove drive from old machine, slave to newer one, drag and drop files…

      For Parallel or Serial null modem connections / file transfers, it’s just like on a network. Must have username and password on both pc’s, share a folder wheter it be c drive or a general shared folder, then setup direct connection.

      Works fine…

      • #3377928

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        by twuf ·

        In reply to Reply To: PC2PC direct connect w/serial or parallel

        i know i can simply put old hard drive in new computer but i want to learn to use direct connect (for clients who don’t want to use transfer hdd option). I have user name and password on both pc’s (that’s why i am able to connect)/and folders sharing enabled (which i should be able to see the Shared Documents Folders at least) but i only get connected with no way ‘see the other drive’.

    • #3377923

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      by bigkenny ·

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      • #3365106

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        by twuf ·

        In reply to Reply To: PC2PC direct connect w/serial or parallel

        Thank you! The link was the perfect site. the site itself still didn’t have my answer but a download text file it offered did. the last sentence in the procedure instructed me to ‘map the network drive’. You cannot see the other computer in Win Explorer or My computer or Network places but mapping the drive got me there. I had to put in the ‘drive & folder’ about 5 times before it finally found the computer and i connected. Thanks!

    • #3365342

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      by saihib ·

      In reply to PC2PC direct connect w/serial or parallel

      Try going to Start/Run. Type in \\computername\c$
      Do this logged in with administrative privileges.

    • #3365280

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      by shasca ·

      In reply to PC2PC direct connect w/serial or parallel

      Get a copy of Linkmaven. You install the host and remote pieces on each Pc depending which way you are transfering files. The interface looks a little like explorer.

      • #3365108

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        by twuf ·

        In reply to Reply To: PC2PC direct connect w/serial or parallel

        This would of also helped because i noticed their website also mentioned to ‘map the network drive’. See above. Thank you!

    • #3365105

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      by twuf ·

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