Transfer Files

What's the easiest way to transfer and synchronize files between my desktop and laptop without using a ZIP disk or the software that comes with WIN 98. Is there some inexpensive shareware that will help (Laplink too $$$)
mmarlinAsked:
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mmarlinAuthor Commented:
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rayt333Commented:
Have you tried using the briefcase??
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bartsmitCommented:
You can use the direct cable connection and a laplink cable (parallel preferred) which you should be able to pick up for a couple of bucks or wire up yourself.

Check out the details here: http://www.tecno.demon.co.uk/dcc/dcc.html
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MotazCommented:
The best way is to use Direct cable connection using Parallel link, but you have to make sure that you define IPX protocol in each computers. Define one as a host computer and the other is guest. The host computer must share it's hard disk, directory, or any other secondary storage media you want.

Motaz
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MotazCommented:
You can use Interlnk.exe and Intersvr.exe in DOS mode, but befor using it you have to include this line in config.sys :

device=c:\dos\interlnk.exe

Motaz
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bartsmitCommented:
Motaz, IPX is not required; see the link in my comment. Interlink and Interserv were nice in their time but they don't support long filenames.
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MotazCommented:
IPX required when using Direct cable connection which is better that Interlink but it is not easer.

Motaz
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bartsmitCommented:
Motaz, you are mistaken. I have successfully made dcc connections without IPX.

If mmarlin has long file names then dcc is *much* easier and also allows for other protocols rather than just file sharing.

Also the host computer will be completely unusable with Interlink while dcc will work quietly in the background.

Finally since Dos doesn't support FAT32 drives properly, mmarlin will get errors such as described in http://support.microsoft.com/support/windows/readme/win98SE/w98segeneraltxt.asp

Mmarlin if you reject Motaz 'answer' more techs will participate in the question.
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mmarlinAuthor Commented:
The link by bartsmit was most useful
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bartsmitCommented:
mmarlin, you gave the points to motaz by mistake by accepting his answer. Please contact experts exchange customer service to rectify this: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Customer_Service/Experts_Exchange
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ianBCommented:
Hi,

I have been directed to this question, I have posted a question in this topic area for bartsmit so he can claim his points for this question.

Ian
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