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How to Use a USB Data Transfer Cable?

USB data transfer cables are a great way to transfer data from an old computer to a new one. Many vendors are producing USB cables that allow you to simply connect two computers through a USB port instead of a traditional wireless, Ethernet, or other Internet-based connection. Newer operating systems also include software that recognizes the transfer cable and makes moving files easy.

 

For new users, this simple guide will walk you through the steps on how to successfully transfer data using a USB data transfer cable.

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USB data transfer cables to transfer data have come a long way since the early days of computing. Imagine trying to convert an album on a punch card. No? Well, let's leave it in the past.

 

In modern times, we use data transfer cables to make moving and copying files a breeze. The leading cable type is the USB (Universal Serial Bus) cable. Other cables exist in a variety of formats and have their own history.

 

Transferring data is about speed and reliability. This explains why USB trumps other transfer technologies.

 

It provides the best speed with the most accuracy

 

How do I use a USB data transfer cable?

 

Depending on the amount of data you want to move, and whether you want the data to remain on the original device or be copied, a number of steps will change. We will cover some scenarios step by step.

 

Full transfer

This is to fully mirror the system to the new system. This can be done if you intend to use multiple machines for the same purpose. This also applies to new systems that need to do everything the old system could do.

 

Boot both computers to the operating system. Both systems should be on and running well with no errors when the cables are connected.

 

Step 1

Boot both computers. Make sure the operating system is running well on each computer.

 

Step 2

Connect the USB cable to the USB port on the new computer. The operating system will recognize the type of cable that is connected.

 

Step 3

Connect the USB data transfer cable to the old computer.

 

Step 4

Click the Windows Start button, type "Windows Easy Transfer" in the "Search" field, and press Enter".

 

Step 5

Follow the instructions in the Easy Transfer wizard. They will guide you through the specifics of determining what data to transfer from the old computer to the new computer.

 

Step 6

Allow time to complete the transfer.

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