Marbergi From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 182 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1623 times:
Hope somebody here can offer some advice. I'm waiting on my new PC to arrive and was making a list of files that I want to bring across to it from my old PC. They are mainly flightsim files, planes, textures etc. The only problem is that even after zipping them down I still have nearly 3 Gig. Is their any programs out their that will let me do a file transfer from PC to PC via a USB cable. Oh both machines are XP. Thanks in advance.
Beowulf From Singapore, joined Jul 2003, 735 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1576 times:
Some options I can think of ...
If your two PCs have both network interface cards (NICs), then you could create a network via a hub/switch/router or directly (with a crossed-out patch cabel) and simply transfer the files from 'puter A to B.
If your old PC has a DVD writer, burn a DVD; your new computer should have a least a DVD reader.
If you have an external hard-drive, then back up your data on that and copy it onto the new PC.
There is another method from serial-to-serial bus with a null-modem cabel.
Unfortunately, I can't offer you advice on the USB question.
P.S. - This thread should be in non-aviation. Let's hope it won't get deleted.