How to transfer files from 2 computers....
One computer is running XP Pro and the Other is running Xp Media Center... I have the crossover cable and I need to get files off one and put on the other.
What cable do you have?
Probably just change you domain name to be the same on both pc's and then share the folders you want to take the files from.....then you should be able to view them from the pc you want them on and just drag and drop...
Any pics for a noob?
I used to use something called FX a few years back. I'm not sure it's still around though.
if both the computers are hooked up to a router, doing this would be easy.
or a jump drive would work as well
[quote74b6a1fbae="guelah75"]if both the computers are hooked up to a router, doing this would be easy.
or a jump drive would work as well[/quote74b6a1fbae]
A cross over cable will do the same thing as a router.
oops....didn't know that
anywho try this
you could also try
put how to transfer files using a crossover cable in the box and click search
Just set each PC to a different private IP address, such as 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2. Give each a different computer name, and you might set the domain name to the same thing, such as "home.net" or something. SMB networking doesn't require a DNS, they should be able to find each other by broadcasting their computer names. If that doesn't work, you can browse by IP too.
User Windows Explorer (not IE) and browse to \\computer-name to see what shares are available.
If you have admin accounts on both PC's, you don't have to setup a specific share, you can browse to the default admin share C$ (and D$ if you have a D drive) and access the entire drive. Just browse to \\computer-name\C$ and enter an ID & password with admin privileges. You might have to preface the user ID with computer-name/ to get it to take, i.e. if the remote computer name is PC1 and the ID over there is MyID, then you'd use [b40481b26cb]PC1/MyID[/b40481b26cb] as the user ID at the credentials prompt. BTW admin shares are disabled on Vista, but work on XP and prior NT versions.
I don't have to do this anymore but I'll save all the links... but I do need help in my other topic with my new custom built pc.