How Do I Connect Two Laptops to Transfer Files

Hi, I am trying to transfer 30 GB of files from one laptop to another. Tried using a USB crossover cable to move these files in Windows Explorer, but the process took too long, and I was worried that the task may fail and my data might be lost. Is there any other way to connect two laptops so that I can transfer files? Thanks!

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Oliver· Answered on Mar 21, 2024

You can connect two laptops over WiFi to transfer files between them.

Windows offers a practical utility called Nearby Sharing, which can help you transfer files between two laptops. After connecting two laptops to the same network, follow the steps below to transfer files via Nearby Sharing:

Step 1. Open Windows Settings, and go to "System" > "Shared Experience." and turn on "Nearby sharing."

Step 2. Choose a sharing pattern and set a location to save your files.

Step 3. Right-click on the target file and select "Share."

Step 4. Select the target laptop, and hit "Save" or "Save & Open" to start.

However, some users reported that Nearby Sharing not working on their devices.

If you are one of them, you'll need a reliable alternative - EaseUS Todo PCTrans Professional, which allows you to transfer files, apps, and user accounts from one laptop to another.

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With this tool, you can transfer large files between two devices in a faster and safer way. Here are the instructions:

Step 1. Connect two laptops to the same network and then launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both.

Step 2. Set transfer direction by choosing "This is Old PC" and "This is New PC" options for both laptops.

Step 3. Connect two laptops with an account password or verification code.

Step 4. Select the files you want to move and hit "Transfer" to begin.

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