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Ttansferring downloaded video files to new PC


cherrysoccer
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Hello Forum Members

I am a new user to BitComet, and I want to know how I can transfer the downloaded video files to my laptop for viewing while away from home.

I see that the files are in my download directory, so do I simply copy the files to a jump drive and install to the same directory on the laptop? PC is Windows XP and laptop is Vista - soon to upgrade to Windows 7. Also, once these files are transferred to the laptop, can they be accessed by Windows Media Player?

Do I need to install BitComet on the laptop to play the video files?

If you can point me in the right direction, it would be a great help.

Thank you.

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Bittorrent's purpose is to transfer files in the internet/broadband connection environment as it exists now. Once it's done that, its task is fulfilled. It is peculiarly unsuited to transfers outside of that environment. That means that, not only do you not need BitComet in this situation, but you affirmatively don't want it here. You do not want to be trying to transferring files from laptop to desktop via bittorrent.

You simply need to get the downloaded files over to the laptop however you can. If your choice is a flash drive, you can do it that way. If both machines share a router to connect to the internet, then they can also use the router to connect to each other. Windows has a helpful routine to create the proper network settings for doing this for you. After you have both machines in a workgroup and visible to each other, you need to share a disk subdirectory. It can be on either the sending or the receiving end. Let's say that you share the laptop directory where you want the files to end up. You've named the laptop "CS_LAPTOP", and you've created a subfolder at C:\Downloads\Movies, which you've shared, under the name, "INCOMING".

On the desktop you map a new network drive as drive N: which you mapped to \\CS_LAPTOP\INCOMING

When you do that, on the desktop there's a new drive N: that points into the subfolder on the laptop, so you copy the movies in question to drive N just as if it were another drive on your desktop. Since this is a network transfer it's going to be slower than you're used to, but you don't have to attend it. Just let it happen in the background.

If you're just going to do this once, the flash drive is probably the way to go. If you're going to do it often, setting up a network share is probably easier and takes less attention.

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