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Tranfer files from Laptop to desktop??

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Hello;

I look forward to buy a new laptop in a near future and I am now looking for info on how about sending files from one laptop to a desktop and vice versa

any good infos on that?
what 's the best way to proceed?
Softwares freewares available?
I heard about software like Laplink but is there any other cheaper ways?
do both systems need the same OS or one could have win 95 & other win 98?

Thanks for any input!!

Thanks!
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The nice (but expensive) way to do it would be to network the two together.

Some cheap alternatives: (All will work with Win95 or 98)

-If both have a modem,and you have 2 phone lines,you can use Dial-Up Networking to connect them.

-If both have a modem but only one phone line is available,you can e-mail the files to yourself.

-Direct Cable Connection - either through a serial or parallel port.But you'll need the right cable.

-Of course,there's always old-fashioned 'SneakerNet' with floppies;but if you want to make it more complicated you can add MS's Briefcase.Or,if the files are too big for one floppy,you can use MS's Backup - it works with floppy disks too.
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Thanks for inputs

I do not want really a remote access it will be just to transfer some files too big for floppies.

I think I will go with the serial cable but what's the exact procedure?

just plug them together?
do I neeed a special software to communicate between them?

Thanks!
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The software is included in Win95/98.It's called Direct Cable Connection.You may have to add it in Control Panel - Add/Remove Software - Communications.
You can connect the two PCs via thier serial or parallel ports (parallel is faster).
For serial connections,a standard Laplink cable will work.
For parallel connections,you'll probably have to make your own.I tried a Laplink parallel cable once with no success.
Pinouts for both cables are available at microsoft.com.I don't have the article number,but I've seen it.
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ok thanks I found a link at:

http://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/kime/directcc/directcc95.htm


very helpfull
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