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Need help Transfering files via Crossover cable

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June 24, 2014 9:47:31 PM

So i have a laptop, "Beast" that i have had for nearly 2 years, and a desktop I just finished building, "Beauty".

So I have some files on beast i want to transfer to beauty before i take beast in to be serviced by geek squad. mostly just some video files, documents, and photos. I do have flash drive but I really want to be able to transfer directly, for reference. So i bought a crossover cable and plugged it in. seemed simple, just open windows explorer and click and drag files from one computer to the other. but i am getting issues, saying i dont have permission to transfer the files, so i tried getting on the desktop (beauty), but it wont let me open beast, it says i need permission, but it doesnt ask for a password or tell me how to give this permission?
I am running the same version of windows (windows 7) on both, and I am in the admin account on both.

I am not sure where the issue is or even if it will work.
June 24, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Might be easier to transfer the files over your homes wireless network if you have one. Do you?
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June 24, 2014 11:31:37 PM

I do, But that looked even more complicated, as even though they are right next to each other they wont connect in a steady way, and sometimes my laptop wont even let me make a network map, but they are in the same home group with all sharing options open, i just dont know how to get them to share
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June 24, 2014 11:49:10 PM

It is also worth mentioning these are big data transfers. like 15-20 GB of data, hence why i wanted the faster connection. not the usb, its quick onto my desktop but slow as christmas from my laptop to my flash drive
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June 24, 2014 11:53:16 PM

Are you trying to copy the files from your user/pictures folder?
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