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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Other Ways of Copying Files

The Offline Folders system does a great job of transferring files to and from a computer that comes on and off of a network. However, there are other times that you may want to copy files from one computer to another, and other ways to accomplish it:

  • Use an external high-capacity drive such as a FireWire- or USB-connected hard drive, or a Zip disk.

  • Install network adapters in the two computers and connect them with a crossover cable, as described in Chapter 17, “Building Your Own Network.” The cable will cost about $7.50, and if you need to buy network adapters, this might set you back another $5 to $50 per computer. You'll eventually want the network hardware anyway, though, and with this mini-LAN you can copy mega-files ...

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