Posted 09-15-2004 at 11:36:13
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What you are trying to do is "PC-to-PC file transfer". You have two choices:
1) Use the printer port (big flat pluggy thingamajig) on the back of each PC. You take a bi-directional parallel cable and plug it into the printer port on both PCs. These cables come from any Wal-Mart or computer store. I think a 6 foot cable costs about $25 (its been a long time since I bought one though).
2) Use the USB ports on each PC. I am pretty sure the ports must be USB 2.0 (high-speed USB port)
You need software that installs on one PC and once the two machines are connected, you simply choose the files you want transfered and fire away. Pretty simple and slick. That is one of the easiest ways to transfer files from an old computer to a new one if you dont have a network installee (not many of do at home).
Here are a couple links to get you pointed in the right direction:
The software is pretty reasonable to purchase and does come in handy. Once you get your virus infected PC cleaned up, you can use this process to keep a complete backup of your good PC on you old (formerly infected) PC. Of course this assumes your hard drive capacities allow this.
Best of luck.