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Sharing files between two PCs by using Ethernet Cable!

Sharing files between two PCs by using Ethernet Cable!

Consider if you want to transfer a large file of over 50 GB to your friend`s computer. What will you do? You can transfer it by using external HDD but what if you don`t have one. If you have ample amount of time then you can also divide the file in six packages of 8 GB and transfer it by using a 8 GB pen drive. But here is a really simple guide on how you can transfer one file to another using Ethernet cable.

What things you will need?

  1. Ethernet Cable
  2. Your PC
  3. Your friend`s PC

These three things you need.


Step 1: Get the Ethernet Cable and connect one end to your PC. I personally would highly recommend CAT 5 cable. The better cable you have the better speed you will get while transferring files.

Ethernet cable

Step 2: Connect other end to your friend`s PC.

Step 3: Open Network and Sharing center on your PC.

network and sharing center


Step 4: Open Change Advance Sharing settings from left bar.

advance sharing options

Step 5: Under Guest or Public section you will find network discovery, click on Turn on network discovery.

Step 6: Now under File and Printer Sharing enable Turn on file and printer sharing.

Step 7: Under All Networks, enable Public Sharing folder.

Step 8: Enable 128 bit encryption under file sharing connections.

Step 9: Enable password protected sharing.

Step 10: Do the above mentioned steps on your friend`s PC too.

Step 11: Right click on the file or folder you need to transfer, Go to Properties then under Sharing Tab click on Share button or else right click on the file/folder and under Share with option click Specific people and then click Share.

Step 12: Now go to Network, there you will see two computers if you did everything correctly.

Step 13: Now open from your friend`s computer, open network and open your PC, it will ask for credentials enter the correct credentials and you will see the shared files you shared in step 11.

Step 14: Copy the files directly using Ctrl+C or by using Right click -> Copy and Paste it in your friend`s desktop or in any partition.

And you are done! If you have any problems in sharing files please feel free to comment down below.

About The Author

Daksh Pokar

Daksh Pokar is Internet enthusiast and loves to code. He knows HTML, CSS and PHP very well. He also has keen interest in Wordpress Blogging Platform. He writes an article weekly about Blogging, SEO and Internet.


  1. yogesh

    nice article keep on blogging


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