How do i connect two laptops and transfer files using a phone usb type c cables

Billy123331

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I wanted to transfer between my Acer E5-553G-F79R and my Asus X200CA. The reason why i wanted to transfer files is that im running out of space in my acer laptop, and i wanted to backup my files into my asus laptop.

I'm currently at work. I forgot to bring my LAN cable. I have to copy my files immediately because i have to download my work files and i dont want to delete files in my acer laptop.
So i came up with this idea, copying files with usb type c over laptop. Will it work?
 
Same as over ethernet cable. Connect to same router, share folder on one laptop, access shared data over network and copy over.

 

tejayd

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I'm assuming you still can't. I believe it can actually harm your computer. I'm a bit out of date when it comes to that. But for older USB it was definitely not a good idea and wouldn't work. Unless you used a bridged USB cable https://www.walmart.com/ip/HotHigh-Speed-USB-PC-To-PC-Online-Share-Sync-Link-Net-Direct-Data-File-Transfer-Bridge-LED-Cable-Easy-Copy-Between-2-Computer/839907412?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=13673&adid=22222222228130631666&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=237023671157&wl4=pla-389070885339&wl5=9005166&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=117879223&wl11=online&wl12=839907412&wl13=&veh=sem

You could try use a free cloud service like google drive and upload to that then down load to the other. Or obviously a simple USB flash drive. Or if you have a memory sd card in your phone and the adapter laying around.

Depending on the size, I often just email stuff to myself
 

Billy123331

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Thank you, I appreciate your help :) I never thought that will harm my computer.
Anyway, Instead of copying files through google, or buying a bridged usb cable. Are there any way beside than that. Can I transfer files with WiFi. How do I transfer files with WiFi network? Is it possible
 
Same as over ethernet cable. Connect to same router, share folder on one laptop, access shared data over network and copy over.

 

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