Transferring Files From One CPU to Another

Discussion in 'Gateway' started by Brian Lamendola, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. I have an older Gateway with a zip drive but no CD burner (or CD-ROM drive, for
    that matter -- it broke.) I need to get my files onto a brand spanking new CPU.
    I wouldn't mind e-mailing them, but the programs I use require me to send each
    individual folder in a master folder, rather than the master folder itself. My
    goal is to get everything transferred in the same order I have it in now.

    Does anyone have any ideas? I haven't attempted something like this before.


    - Brian
    Brian Lamendola, Aug 18, 2004
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  2. Brian Lamendola

    Ben Myers Guest

    Does the older Gateway have an Ethernet card? If so, far and away the easiest
    method to transfer files is via a network connection. If not, Ethernet cards
    are cheap and not too hard to install. Connect the two computers directly with
    a Category 5 CROSSOVER cable, which means they need to be no more than 3-6 feet
    apart. If you have an Ethernet hub or 4-port router like a LinkSys or Netgear,
    use regular everyday Category 5 cables to connect the computers to the hub or
    router. Set up the C: drive on the old computer as shared, make sure the
    workgroup names are the same (XP uses "MSHOME" without quotes as a default
    workgroup name) and go to it, dragging and dropping files and folders.

    .... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Aug 18, 2004
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  3. Brian Lamendola

    mike Guest

    There's a shareware program (free trial) called totalcommander.
    It has a parallel port transfer mode.
    You can also use laplink or any one of a dozen clones for serial
    or parallel port transfer.

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  4. Thanks for the help, folks!

    - Brian
    Brian Lamendola, Aug 19, 2004
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