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simplex1
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PC to PC file transfer with USB-C <-> USB-C or USB-C <-> USB ordinary cables. Is it possible?

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15-dw0088ca
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I have an HP 15-dw0088ca laptop which has 1 USB-C port and two USB ports.

 

1) Can I use an ordinary USB-C <-> USB-C cable, like the one in Pic 1, to transfer files from this HP computer to another one that also has an USB-C port?

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Pic 1: USB-C <-> USB-C cable.

 

2) Can I use an ordinary USB-C <-> USB cable, like the one in Pic 2, to transfer files from this HP computer to another one that only has USB ports (no USB-C port)?

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Pic 2: USB-C <-> USB cable.

 

Remark: I know that, with some software, files can be transferred from one PC to another using a special USB <-> USB cable like this one:

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PC to PC data transfer cable (which I do not have).

 

Various sites say that using an ordinary USB <-> USB cable for PC to PC data transfer is not a solution. I do not really understand why as long as ordinary cables like: USB <-> Micro-USB, USB <-> USB-C, USB-C <-> USB-C can be used for transferring files between a mobile phone and a PC.

 

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@simplex1 

 

To transfer from a computer to another computer using cable you need a software and a right cable to do that or you can do

 

           https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/transfer-your-data

   or    https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-transfer-data-from-pc-to-pc-using-usb-cable

 

From there you can work out which cable you need.

 

Regards.

BH
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