How to transfer large files between PC's


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    How to transfer large files between PC's


    I have multiGB files on my C drive that I need to transfer to C drive on another PC. I dont have much room in dropbox so I cant transfer through dropbox. Is there any other way. Thanks
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  2. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Hello @naushwin10,

    You could buy an External Drive [ 2, 3, 4, 5 TB for example ] and Copy the files across. This will also leave the ORIGINAL files intact if there is a problem during the Copying process. Then you could obviously Copy the files across to the other PC.

    There are other solutions such as setting up a Local Network to transfer the files etc.

    I hope this helps.
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  3. Ghot's Avatar
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    naushwin10 said:
    I have multiGB files on my C drive that I need to transfer to C drive on another PC. I dont have much room in dropbox so I cant transfer through dropbox. Is there any other way. Thanks


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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    If you want to transfer a few hundred gigabytes of data, it’s generally faster to FedEx a hard drive than to send the files over the internet.
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  5. pepanee's Avatar
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    TenForums has a tutorial of sharing:
    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10

    In addition,
    5 Easy Ways to Transfer Files Between Computers on the Same Network
    (the first one, "Nearby Sharing").
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  6. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Just transfer them through your network
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  7. idgat's Avatar
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    naushwin10 said:
    I have multiGB files on my C drive that I need to transfer to C drive on another PC. I dont have much room in dropbox so I cant transfer through dropbox. Is there any other way. Thanks
    These days, an external USB drive (not just a flash drive stick) is almost as essential as a keyboard and a mouse.
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  8. cereberus's Avatar
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    Why not just connect both pcs with an ethernet cable.

    This is the fastest way for sure. You will need to set up network shares as well.

    How to Connect Two Computers Windows 10? 2 Ways Are Here! (minitool.com)
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  9. Posts : 8
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    ethernet connection is a good idea - thanks
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