I have a file thats more than 550MB and I need to get it from my upstairs compute to my downstairs computer. I cant copy it to a cd cause my cd drive is broken, and e-mail didnt work. IS there any other way?
2nd September 2004
Well, if you are desperate you can hook one of your hard drives to the other computer.
How do you do that? Would you be able to put it back after you do it.
Waffle-Sprocket is broke
24th November 2003
Id stick the working cd drive from downstairs in the upstairs pc, burn the disc off then put the cd drive back in the downstairs one. Assuming the downstairs pc has a cd burner.
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
U-S of AHow do you do that? Would you be able to put it back after you do it.
Yes. 1) Turn off source computer, open cover and remove hard drive. 2) Turn off destination computer, open cover, and install hard drive from source computer. Disconnect an optical drive if you have to. 3) Boot up destination computer. 4) Once inside the OS, navigate to the drive from the source computer (in Windows, it will most likely be the last "Local Disk", unless you did something really weird). 5) Find the file to be copied on the source disk. Click on it, then go to "Edit" and select "Copy". 6) Navigate to wherever you'd like to put it on the destination drive, click on that location, go to "Edit" and click "Paste". 7) Once copied, turn off the destination computer. Unplug the source drive (don't forget to plug anything back in that you unplugged at first. Replace the cover and you're done with the destination drive. The file has been copied. 8) Plug the source drive back into the source computer, close the cover and boot back up. The file is still on that drive (unless you screwed up somewhere along the line). Congratulations, you've now copied a large file in the most cumbersome way possible, and are a better geek for it. The file now exists on both computers.
Slightly cooler than a n00b
1st June 2005
C38368 Congratulations, you've now copied a large file in the most cumbersome way possible, and are a better geek for it. The file now exists on both computers.
Amen. Or, you could use yousendit.com
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
Yeah, online web storage is an option, or if you have a terrible upload speed and the CDRW thing doesn't work you could try disk spanning and send each chunk by email (15 or so megabytes per section). PowerArchiver does it, as well as 7z (find it on Sourceforge).
30th January 2004
Filefront offers free unlimited hosting and unlimited bandwidth if the file is legitimate and not copyrighted. You can sign up at http://www.filefront.com
I made a mistake, the file is actually 2.06 GB. That yousendit thing would have worked but it sayed up to 1GB. I think it was 500mb becuase it got compressed so I could e-mail it. The file im trying to send is battlefield 2 so I dont know if fileplanet will let me put it on there. I paid for it fair and square, its just that the cd drive on my good computer doesnt work but the one on my bad one does so i installed it on there but the slow computer is too slow to play the game.
26th November 2004
It probably wouldn't work anyway, then. Can you switch the CD drives between your computers?