Easiest way to backup data using peer to peer?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Baliman, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Baliman

    Baliman OSNN One Post Wonder

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    hello,
    I need to backup data from laptop and do not have any huge enough portable drive. I thought perhaps I could just connect desktop to the laptop with a network cable, I did but it does not work.
    Do I need to enter some settings manually? If you could give me some start points it would be great...
     
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  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Well if you were going with one cable from one PC to another, you would need what is called a Crossover cable - a normal Ethernet cable wouldn't do the trick. I would assume that is your first problem.

    Additionally, they both need to have File and Printer Sharing setup, similar network settings, etc.