How To Transfer Files From One Computer To Another
Knowing how to transfer files from one computer to another can save you a ton of hassle. Transfering files is a must for people who really do not want to go through the hassle of reinstalling everything on another computer. There are multiple ways to transfer files from one computer to another, all of which are rather simple, but also time consuming, depending on the amount of files to be transfered.
To transfer files from one computer to another, you will need one of the following:
- An external media storage device.
- An Easytransfer cable
- Transfering files with an external storage device. An external storage device can range from a simple thumb drive to an actual external hard drive. This is by far the easiest way of transfering files from one computer to another, although it can take some time. Simply plug the external storage device into the computer that you want to copy files from. Make a copy of all the files, go to "My Computer," open the external storage device and paste the files there. After the files are copied, take the external hard drive and plug it into the computer receiving the files. Drag them out of the hard drive into wherever you want them.
- Easytransfer cables. This only works on Windows based computers. Most new versions of the Windows operating system come with a program that allows easy transfer of files from one computer to another if you are using an Easytransfer cable. These can be purchased from almost any computer parts retailer. This double "male" usb cable plugs into the usb slots on both computers. From here, you can simply drag and drop any files you want.