How to Transfer Files Between Two Computers Using IP Address
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 fast file transfer software.
- Two computers
- Network connection
- Get a free download of EaseUS Todo PCTrans
Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both of your computers. Choose "PC to PC" to go to the next step.
Step 2. 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.
Step 3. Then, choose "Files" and click "Edit" to select files to transfer.
Step 4. Select the specific files as you want. What’s more, you can click the Edit icon to customize the storage path for transferred data.
Step 5. Now, click "Finish" and "Transfer" to begin to transfer files from PC to PC. The size of the file determines the transfer time. Wait patiently.
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