[SOLVED] How do I set up easy file transfer on two local machines? Win10

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I'd like to be able to transfer files to and from my laptop and desktop. I am under the impression it is possible with just an ethernet cable? I have no idea how to set this up so if someone could explain how to do so in Win10 or direct me to a good "how to" that would be awesome.
 

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Do both of these systems connect to a router to go online?
If so, shared folders in one or both works well.
I have two ethernet cables that run into my room from the same router.
So is the only way to do this via a router, or can they be directly connected?
How do I set up a shared folder?
 

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I have two ethernet cables that run into my room from the same router.
So is the only way to do this via a router, or can they be directly connected?
How do I set up a shared folder?
Assuming your desktop and laptop only have a single ethernet port each, a "direct" connect would negate connection to the outside world.

Shared folders is by far the easiest way. And you'd have to 'share' that data anyway, even with a direct connection.
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/111783-share-files-folders-over-network-windows-10-a.html

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/map-network-drive-windows-10
 

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