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Q: Computers ( Answered,   6 Comments )
Subject: Computers
Category: Computers
Asked by: colettelo-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 21 Jan 2005 22:39 PST
Expires: 20 Feb 2005 22:39 PST
Question ID: 461371
How to transfer files from a PC to a laptop?
Subject: Re: Computers
Answered By: siliconsamurai-ga on 28 Jan 2005 08:41 PST
Hi, thank you for submitting your question to Answers.Google, I hope I
can provide the information you are seeking.

There are, of course many methods such as burning a CD which would
have the added advantage of generating a backup. You could also e-mail
the files from one computer to the other if they are relatively small
or few in number.

But the simplest way for most people to transfer large files or a
large number of files is to purchase LapLink, a product which includes
both software and a hardware cable to connect the two computers.

This proprietary software is very reliable, very fast, and much
simpler to use since it won?t involve network settings.

I am particularly recommending this because you haven?t specified what
sort of PC or laptop and, more specifically, what ports you have

One place to purchase LapLink is direct from the vendor, Laplink Software Inc.

Here is a direct link to their store:

This is their main Web site:

If the computers are not physically close, you probably need
Everywhere instead, another LapLink program.

There are various adapters available depending on what ports you have
on the machines.

PCMover, on the other hand is a program designed to move all your
files, programs, and settings between machines if that is what you
intend to do.

Although there are various other ways to move large numbers of files
between computers, Laplink products are among the best-known,
best-supported, and most effective on the market so, unless you are
something of a hacker you should probably stick to the commercial

Google search term: laplink

Thank you again for turning to Answers.Google for help. I believe this
answers your question ?How to transfer files from a PC to a laptop??
in a way which is appropriate for your level of experience.

This is not the only answer, but it is probably the best one for the average user.
Subject: Re: Computers
From: mohdasim87-ga on 22 Jan 2005 05:09 PST

       Connect your PC with your laptop with a serial or USB cable and
transfer your files there you can use a LAN card also to do it. :)
Subject: Re: Computers
From: papadi-ga on 22 Jan 2005 15:45 PST
- There are many ways to establish the communication between them. If
you specify the operating systems you use, you may get your answer.
- Also, there are many ways to copy the files after that (simply copy
from one to another or synchronize specific folders or settings). What
do you have in mind?
- What's the size of the data you want to be able to transfer and how
often do you want to do it?
Subject: Re: Fabricio disc golf player
From: venon28-ga on 23 Jan 2005 20:12 PST
Just buy a program that is called by ( quicksync ) and a cable, in any
computer store. you don't have to know about computers, just put the
cd in and follow the instructions. easy easy !
Subject: Re: Computers
From: grafton_allstar-ga on 24 Jan 2005 06:41 PST
Another way you could do this is to use a USB pen drive, as long as
both your PC and laptop contain USB ports. You can pick these up quite
cheaply in most PC stores and some can hold up to half a gigabyte of
files at once. Another option would be to save your files online, and
then to access them via the internet, if your laptop can connect. Hope
this can be of some help to you.
Subject: Re: Computers
From: blue60-ga on 27 Jan 2005 15:44 PST
you can use Pcanywhere you can trancfer files on a network, with a
camle or inferred.
Subject: Re: Computers
From: i_mac_lvr-ga on 27 Jan 2005 19:17 PST
If the files are less than 10MB, you could e-mail them to a gmail
account (say) and download it to your laptop. On a more serious note,
you could (i) Map a dive to a windows shared folder if the computers
are networked (ii) Run a TFTP server and a client and transfer the
file (iii) Use a USB Key Drive.

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