How to transfer files from PC to PC /Laptop using LAN

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Transfer files from PC to PC using LAN

Hello mate, I know you are searching for the way to transfer files from one computer to another. If yes, then you are on the right place. Here i have listed a way to transfer files from PC to PC using a LAN cable which is probably the best way to transfer files from one computer to another computer. You may want to transfer files from old computer to new computer, or may be from your friends computer or laptop to your PC. Whatever the situation may be, If you want to transfer files from PC to PC then just follow the steps given below.

For transferring files from PC to PC, you need two computers and one cross over cable and of course my article :-p

Steps to transfer files from PC to PC

First of all we need to configure IPV4 addresses on both the computers, Since we are transferring the data using LAN.

Step 1: Open the control panel by opening it from start-> or by opening run(win+r) and then, typing “control” . 

control panel

Step 2:Click on “Network and Internet “-> After that, click on “Network and sharing center”  and on the left side bottom you can see the “change advanced settings” option.

Click on “Network and Internet”

Network and internet


After that click on “Network and sharing center”


Network and sharing center


Then, click on “Change advanced sharing settings”

Advanced sharing settings



Step 3: A window will be opened with multiple options like Network discovery, File and printer sharing, Home group connections etc.., check all the options to allow as shown in the below image.

Just check all the options to “Turn on network discovery, Network sharing etc..,”

Adv sharing settings


Repeat the same thing in both the computers

Step 4: After completing the above steps, you need to connect these computers with cross wire cable and configure IPV4 addresses.

Step 5: For configuring the IP addresses you need to open Network connections either by navigating to this “Control PanelNetwork and InternetNetwork Connections”  or by opening run(win+r) and then typing command “ncpa.cpl”


Step 6: Right click on Ethernet and click on “properties” -> Then scroll down a bit and select “Internet protocol version 4″ 

Ethernet properties

Step 7: Insert the following IP address->, Subnet mask: you press tab it comes automatically), Default gateway: , and leave the remaining fields as empty and click on OK.

internet protocol address

Step 8:Insert the  above details in first computer and just interchange the IP address and Default gateway and enter them in second computer.

internet protocol address

Step 8:Now you are 80% done. You done with the connections and now, you have to concentrate on transferring data from PC to PC.

Step 9:For proceeding to that step, you need to make sure that your computers are connected by checking the “Network”  option which will be shown up when you open Windows explorer (win+ E).

If you have two computers shown there then, Your computers are connected.

Now you can transfer files from PC to PC By doing these steps

>Right click on file or folder you want to share

>Select “Share with” and then, select specific people.

>Then, there will be a drop down select “Everyone”  and click on add.

share with specific people

Now click on Share and you are done!! You can Now see your shared files by accessing through Network tab. I hope this is clear. If you are still having any doubts regarding How to transfer files from PC to PC ,  please feel free to comment below Thank you.



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