Bluetooth makes data sharing and file transfer easy between mobile devices as long as both devices are connected to the network. Imagine that you have two computers nearby on the same network on the same LAN, how to share files on the two computers wirelessly?

In this article,  we will show you the top three solutions to transfer files between computers on the same network:

⏱️Duration 3-5 minutes
💻Supported System Windows 11/10
⛑️Preparation Same network, two PC
  1. #1. EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free
  2. #2. Nearby Sharing
  3. #3. OneDrive Cloud Service

The file-sharing software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans is the most straightforward one of the other two methods. See more details below.

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Support Windows 11/10/8/7

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1. Share Files from PC to PC Over Network with LAN File Sharing Software

EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free enables you to transfer files from PC to PC on the same network via the "PC to PC" mode. This LAN file sharing software allows you to connect two Windows laptops or PCs over the same network and transfer files from PC to PC quickly. This program is fully compatible with Windows Vista XP/7/8/10/11.

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

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.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 1

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.

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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.

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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

If you like this PC to PC file sharing software, feel free to share this tutorial online and help more of your friends switch their computers, moving their documents, favored apps, games, and settings with ease:


As a full-around data transfer solution provider, EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free also offers you the "Image Transfer" feature that can work as a PC data backup tool and the "App Migrate" function, allowing you to transfer programs from C drive to Drive without startup problem.

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2. Share Files Between Computers Using Nearby Sharing

Nearby Sharing on Windows 11/10 makes file sharing from PC to PC easy. You can use Nearby Sharing to transfer photos, web pages, and other files as long as you have connected the two computers to the same network and turned on Bluetooth on Windows 10 version 1803 or later versions.

Here is a detailed guide on how you can share files between two computers via Nearby Sharing on the same network:

Step 1. Go to "Settings > "System" > "Shared experiences" > enable "Nearby sharing" on both two computers. 

Step 2. Under "Nearby sharing," select "Everyone nearby".

Then, your PC can share data with and receive content from all nearby devices. Enable this feature on the other PC.

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Step 3. On the source PC, go to "File Explorer" and find the files you want to share.

Step 4. In File Explorer, click the "Share" tab, and then choose "Share". Next, select the name of the device you want to share with.

When a pop-up occurs on the target PC, choose "Save & open" or "Save". 

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Though Nearby Sharing is useful in PC-to-PC file sharing, it's also easy to crash. Many users are continually reporting that they have been facing Nearby Sharing not working issues due to unspecific reasons. If you happen to encounter this problem, take it easy and use the PC data transfer tool above to transfer files.

Also, when the Nearby Sharing not working, you can follow the tutorial to fix it:

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3. Transfer Files from Between PCs Via OneDrive Cloud Service

The last available approach to transferring files from PC to PC over the network is using the cloud. You can share files to any Windows computer that uses cloud services like OneDrive.

OneDrive offers 5 GB of storage space free of charge, and here is how you can share files between two PCs via OneDrive:

Step 1. Find and right-click the file you want to transfer and select the "Share" tab on the toolbar. On the pop-up share window, choose "OneDrive".

Step 2. When the app opens, click the "Add" button to add and upload the file to your OneDrive cloud account.

Step 3. When the syncing finishes, you can open the OneDrive app on another PC, right-click on the file, and select "Download". Then, you will complete the files transfer from PC to PC on the same network.

When your files or data surpasses 5GB, OneDrive also provides you with 50 GB, 1 TB, and 5 TB storage options available either separately or with Office 365 subscriptions ($69.99/year for Personal and $99.99/year for Home).

Alongside sharing files between two computers on the same network, you can also share files via Email or crossover. Read also:

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What's the Best Way to Share Files from PC to PC 

Many guides associate sharing programs with Nearby Sharing and Cloud service, but here, we'd like to suggest you try the best PC data transfer software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans.

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Support Windows 11/10/8/7

Any of the three solutions here can help you quickly transfer files from PC to PC on the same network. Check the pros and cons:

  • EaseUS Todo PCTrans: transfers files, apps, and settings between PCs, supports all Windows OSes, and is cheaper compared with the other 2 methods.
  • Windows 11/10 Nearby Sharing: share files from PC to PC without installing any software, it has OS version restrictions.
  • OneDrive: only 5GB of free space to share files. For extra storage, it requires monthly or yearly payment.

Don't forget to share your favorite tool online so as to help your friends share files from PC to PC seamlessly with all Windows operating systems: 


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In this page, we mentioned three ways. Windows has provided file transfer tools for sharing files from PC to PC on the same network in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 11/10. And another feasible approach is using cloud services, like OneDrive or Google Drive. Except for these two, the first method we highly recommend you try is applying EaseUS Todo PCTrans, an easy PC data transfer software that helps you to transfer data, applications, and account settings, from one PC to another in one click.

Choose the best one for your PC! -/*-EaseUS Todo PCTrans is always here to solve your data transfer issue. And if you think this guide is helpful, click the social buttons to help other people in need.


Relevant FAQs to Share Files from PC to PC

Q1: How to share files between computers on different networks? 

Sharing files from one PC to another on different networks is not a difficult thing to do and can be finished in variable ways. For example, for transferring small-size files, you can use a USB drive for help. For a large amount of or unlimited data copying, EaseUS Todo PCTrans is a smart choice.

Q2: How do you transfer files from computer to computer via USB cable?

You can connect two PCs and laptops via a USB-to-USB bridging cable or USB networking cable for fast data transfer. For detailed operating steps, go to check this article: How to transfer files from PC to PC using the USB cable.

Q3: How to share files from PC to PC Using IP Address?

EaseUS Todo PCTrans allows you to transfer PC data via the network connection. You can connect two Windows computers using the IP addresses and move files as you want.

Q4: Can you share files from PC to PC over an ethernet cable?

Yes, sure. You can connect two computers via a LAN (local area network) cable as the transfer medium. Then, follow the steps here to transfer files:

  • Connect two computers via the LAN cable.
  • Go to Start menu > Control Panel, and open Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center >Advanced Sharing Settings.
  • Turn on Network Discovery and enable the Network Sharing feature to read/write files on both PCs.
  • Save Changes and set up the local network on your computer.
  • Go to the Network tab, select TCP/IPv4, and check properties.
  • Configure the Network and type the subsequent value numbers.
  • Then, go to the network folders, copy and paste the files you'd like to share to the target computer.

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