Linking Laptop W98SE to Desktop WXP

  Big Big C 12:06 23 Feb 05

HI all, I hope that someone can help me, I have various files on a Laptop that I wish to transfer to my Desktop in order that I might back them up onto DVD.
What is the easiest and cheapest way to do this?


  mgmcc 12:28 23 Feb 05

If it is likely to be a regular transferring of files, the best option is to network them. Install a network adapter in each (if not already installed) and connect with a crossover ethernet cable.

For a "one off" exercise, you could email the files to yourself sending with the laptop and retrieving with the desktop or upload to a website such as - click here

  FelixTCat 12:34 23 Feb 05

Write them onto a cd-rw on the laptop and copy them to the desktop.

  mgmcc 13:14 23 Feb 05

I was assuming a CD-RW drive wasn't available, otherwise they could have backed up to CD in the first place.

  FelixTCat 13:27 23 Feb 05


You may be right, but it is surprising how often people overlook something like that, particularly if it is something they don't often use. Of course, the files might be too big for a cd and the laptop doesn't have a DVD rewriter.

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