Can you not transfer files from PC to PC with a usb cable?
I have just a USB cable with a USB Jack on either side. Can you use this to hook the computers and transfer between them?
I'm assuing you have something like this?
So i'm sure it's possible
[quotee292134e05="hilaryfanatic09"]I have just a USB cable with a USB Jack on either side. Can you use this to hook the computers and transfer between them?[/quotee292134e05]
Not with a regular A/A USB cable. Don't even try to connect it to two PCs, it might damage your PCs.
If you have a USB file transfer cable with a small circuit in between the USB plugs, you can do file transfers.
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basically like that but longer. i have a new computer and want to transfer my stuff without a middle man (like having to transfer from old computer to an external drive then from external drive to new computer)
It has to have the small circuit in the middle like this http//www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/8199/
You CAN do it with a special USB cable. But that is not it. It is slow though so I don't recommend it.
Get a Crossover cat5 cable (or make one) and use that (one end your computer the other the other computer). Or just take 2 of your old cat5 cables and hook them up to your switch or router and use that.
You have to configure your IP address's statically so just give them like this
the other computer should have the ip of 192.168.1.56 and all the other stuff the same.
Then just right click on the folders you want to share and goto sharing and then share them. On the other computer goto my network places and you should see the folder.
[quote08ac02bff1="jonohull"]It has to have the small circuit in the middle like this http//www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/8199/[/quote08ac02bff1]
What my link wasn't good enought? lol lol
Well, it was no longer for sale on your link -P
Agreed, CAT5 crossover cable would be a far better approach than the USB file transfer cable. And just to reiterate what others have said, NO you cannot use a standard USB cable, and you could damage your USB ports by trying. Power would be generated at both ends resulting in a direct short-circuit.
[quoteb3f8b17572="O4F-Manofice"][quoteb3f8b17572="jonohull"]It has to have the small circuit in the middle like this http//www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/8199/[/quoteb3f8b17572]
What my link wasn't good enought? lol lol[/quoteb3f8b17572]
Oops, my bad. I guess I missed your post and saw the pic first.