How to Transfer Files Between Two Computers Using IP Address

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Overview of File Transfer Using IP Address

Every system that is connected to a router or switch gets an IP address assigned to it from the administrator (Static IP addresses) or by default (with DHCP protocol). This IP address is used to identify a system on the network. So with this IP address, you can request information or send information to another device.

To do the file transfer using an IP address, usually, there are two ways.

  • By a mapped drive - As you know, this type of IP connection creates a mapped drive to the shared computer where you can edit, delete and add files on the Network.
  • By a network cord/cable - Also, you can connect the two computers using a proper cable.

Either way enables you to transfer information from one computer to another. However, it's too time-consuming, most importantly, too complicated for average users to go through with the configuration and settings.

So alternatively, let's find an easier yet more intelligent, and comprehensive way for file transfer between two operating systems, computers, a computer, and a laptop, or just laptops of more than two sets. Here, we recommend a free and fast file transfer software.

Preparations before Transferring Files

Steps about How to Transfer File via an IP Address

Preparation before Transferring Files

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How to Share Files from PC to PC Using IP Address

Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both of your computers. Choose "PC to PC" to go to the next step.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 1

Step 2. Make sure you have chosen the right transfer direction.

"New" - Move data from old computer to current new computer.

"Old" - Move data from current old n computer to remote new computer.

Step 3. Connect two PCs via the network by entering the password or verification code of the target PC. Besides, make sure you have chosen the right transfer direction and click "Connect" to continue.

The verification code is on the right top of the "PC to PC" main screen on the target computer.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 2

Step 4. Then, choose "Files" to select files to transfer. Select the specific files as you want. What's more, you can click the Edit icon to customize the storage path for transferred data.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 1

Step 5. Now, click "Transfer" to begin to transfer files from PC to PC. The size of the file determines the transfer time. Wait patiently.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 5

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How to Transfer Files Between Two Computers Using IP Address

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