Solved How to Share files from Xp to Windows 8 Over Wifi

January 5, 2015 at 00:41:44
Specs: Windows 8, Pentium 5 2GHz
The concern is regarding the files transfer which has got oven my head!! I have a dell laptop with Xp loaded on it and now i have around 200 gb of data on it and i want to transfer it to my pc which has wifi enabled over it. I Have seen lot of methods to share using ethernert and all.
But over it i want to Transfer all my files from laptop(xp) to Pc(win 8) ie (Xp to Windows 8) over wifi!! Please help me out

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#1
January 5, 2015 at 01:47:54
When you right click on the file you want to transfer, do you get > Share?

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#2
January 5, 2015 at 04:24:31
Do both the XP and Win-8 computers "see" each other over your network (be it wifi or cat-5/ethernet)?

That is the first item to verify. Then set about ensuring you have access to the files on XP (from the win-8 computer) so as to be able to transfer them - providing the "share' option is enabled (as per Johnw's inquiry).


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#3
January 5, 2015 at 04:34:47
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How to use the Simple File Sharing feature to share files in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040
Once the folder share is created and permissions are set, you can see it via the Network icon on the desktop computer. Double-click the Network icon (you have to open File Explorer), then double-click the laptop computer icon. The shared folder should appear. Copy all the files to this shared folder and they will be transferred to your laptop via the wireless network through the router.

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#4
January 5, 2015 at 13:29:25
Just know that it will take quite a while to transfer that quantity of files.
I typically keep at least one shared folder on each computer on my home network that we can drop files into so that they can be copied to other computers. I also can drop files into the share folder on one of the other machines when I have a specific destination in mind. When I take photos off a phone or camera, I typically save them to more than one computer this way.

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