USB File Transfer

Nov 7, 2005
  1. I am trying to conduct a file transfer using a USB cable. I want to send a large file to a laptop so that I can do a FULL restore on my computer. I will then send the file back to my system after the restore. I have the two PCs hooked up to eachother with the USB cable and the connection seems to be ok. Here's the problem, neither of the computers will recognize the connection and nothing happens. Do I need some kind of software? I've tried a basic file transferring program but I couldn't get it to work. I NEED this to work! This is the ONLY way to backup my files.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What sort of a cable is it? You cannot use a plain wires-only USB connection to connect two computers (burning smell from the computers would be a very likely outcome). If it really is an USB cable suitable for peer to peer connection then you should have gotten some software with it too.
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Try to get a 2.5"-3.5" adapter for harddisks.
    Then take the 2.5" laptop HD out, put the adapter on and insert it temporarily in the PC for the transfer.
    Or burn that file to CD/DVD.
    Or use a large-capacity USB-key.
    Or use a second normal harddisk, borrowed from another PC.
    A USB cable alone will never work, as Nodsu commented correctly.
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