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    need to transfer files from old pc to new one

    i just got my new laptop and i need to transfer all my music from my old computer to the new one... they both run on ubuntu but i have absolutely no clue on how to do it... i was thinking about using and ethernet chord but once i hook them together i dont know what to do next.

    help please! i'm traveling in 5 days!

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    Re: need to transfer files from old pc to new one

    You'll need a crossover Ethernet cable if you want transfer files via Ethernet.

    Or you can do it via sneakernet (USB flash drive).
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    Re: need to transfer files from old pc to new one

    thanks for the input, i'll try it later and tell you how it worked

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    Re: need to transfer files from old pc to new one

    Quote Originally Posted by ieee488 View Post
    Or you can do it via sneakernet (USB flash drive).
    I haven't heard that one for a while.

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    Re: need to transfer files from old pc to new one

    Quote Originally Posted by travelinman81 View Post
    I haven't heard that one for a while.
    In my days, we used floppy disks.
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    Re: need to transfer files from old pc to new one

    thanx bucky ball, i tried that link but it didn't work for me, i needed a fast solution rather than "the right way to do it" so i used a software from the repository called "Giver". if u need to transfer files regularly between 2 computers i wouldnt recommend it because quite frankly it sucks, but i needed a quick solution and it did the job.

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    Re: need to transfer files from old pc to new one

    A pleasure. You found a fix in the end so well done. I'll check Giver out myself sometime.

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