[personal profile] docwebster
I hath two laptops. I need to transfer lots o' gigs o' Stuff from one t' the other. Herein lies the problem - I have no flash drives nor external HDs with which to facilitate this transfer. So how can I accomplish this Herculean task?

Date: 2011-08-02 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oceansedge.livejournal.com
Belkin File Transfer Cable

or ... a cross over network cable - difference being no fancy software to make it easy, you have to do all the file transfer
Edited Date: 2011-08-02 12:51 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-08-02 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suriel.livejournal.com
I've done both of these things.

the Belkin, weirdly, is the trickier option, since the cables and software appear to be specific to the OSs they support (one cable I bought worked literally only on a WinXP-to-Win7 transfer, and wouldn't even consider Win7-to-Win7).

crossover cables are pretty cheap, and yeah, you do have to just suck it up & wait the forever-hours for Windows Explorer to do the xfer, but it's fairly foolproof.

Date: 2011-08-02 12:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yendi
Are they Macs with wifi, by any chance? If so, you just need to run Migration Assistant (and be patient).

Date: 2011-08-02 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dandelion-diva.livejournal.com
Can you network them? Moving files may take a while, but it's definitely doable.

Love you.

Date: 2011-08-02 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wcg.livejournal.com
You can share file folders between two machines that are connected. You'll have to specify that the folders are to be shared, but that's not too difficult. Once you've done that, just start moving files over.

Date: 2011-08-02 03:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] siliconshaman.livejournal.com
Ad hoc network if they're wifi, make public folders on both, transfer files from one to other... [and thence to destination folders].

It's going to take a while though...
From: [identity profile] docwebster.livejournal.com
Problem is we're looking at over 70 gigs of stuff in the music and video folder alone.
From: [identity profile] misterbill.livejournal.com
too bad you don't live near me... I work in a computer lab at a college... I have a desk drawer full of flash drives that have been abandoned in here.

Date: 2011-08-03 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rickvs.livejournal.com
SugarSync and/or Dropbox, and a lot of free time.
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