Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/166407/how-to-easily-share-files-between-nearby-computers/
It’s a common situation — you have several computers near each other and you want to transfer files between them. You don’t have to pull out a USB drive, nor do you have to send them over email — there are faster, easier ways.
The best by far is BTSync. I'm glad you managed to fit it in at the end of your article. I've been using it on Linux and Windows for awhile now and am quite happy with it.
You should have mentioned scp and rsync but I suppose the audience here is not up for it.
Crossover cable FTW
What about creating an ad hoc network. Those types of wireless networks were designed for this.
I also think BTSync is a great way of syncing everything on multiple computers together. I had no idea about the Dropbox LAN sync option before and will try it out too at some point in the future.
Heh. I just run Zervit File Server on the host, and download through LAN. The I'll try BitTorrent later.
I personally use a hotspot (connectify to be specific) that has the option to send a file to a computer connected to your hotspot. So let me tell you what you got and what you don't need anymore:
-You got 2 or more computer connected.
-You have the option to drag and drop the file to send to any computer connected to the hotspot.
-You get a transfer speed up to 5mb/s or even more sometimes. (It's also free of course)
-You don't need any LAN or any external wired/wireless connection at all.
If you're reading HTG, you probably have a home server so FTP would be a great option. Fast and easy accessibility for desktops, laptops, phones, and tablets using free apps like Filezilla and WinSCP.
Nice idea. Maybe my laptop can be the server...
This article seems to contradict itself.
At the top it says "You don’t have to pull out a USB drive, nor do you have to send them over email — there are faster, easier ways."
Then later it says "A USB drive is the old standard — it doesn’t work wirelessly, but it’s a fast way to transfer files."
How is it contradicting itself?
Yes, it tells you that you do not NEED a USBdrive, but later states USB is still an old standard.
Contradicting itself would be saying in one sentence you don't need a USB drive, and in another sentence saying you DO need a USB drive.
The article is fine. You just fail at comprehension.
You are right..I have windows Vista and want to file share with windows 7 and it cannot be done, microsoft say so.