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What is the easiest way to connect my ubuntu laptop to a win7 laptop to pull music and pics off the win7 laptop? I installed Ubuntu on my new computer as the primary os and I want to pull my music, pics and some docs off my old one in the easiest way possible.

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How big is this music directory? Do you have a flash drive? Do you have a network that both computers can connect through? – Subcomfreak Jan 29 '13 at 14:30
@Subcomfreak my 1st question would be... are the 2 in the same network? – Rinzwind Jan 29 '13 at 14:34
I have about 1500 songs, and a few hundred pictures, about 150 pics. I couldn't figure out how to connect the ubuntu computer to the network. I thought I'd use a firewire but I just installed ubuntu for the first time and I'm new to this arena. – donna Jan 29 '13 at 17:00

I guess the link had the same issue and see whats the solution he thought of using
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My search didn't turn up that link. I'll check it out as soon as I can. Gotta go to work right now. Thank you for the link. – donna Jan 29 '13 at 17:03

You can connect both computers in hotspot or a command LAN.

Then, you need to share folder with your files from windows computer.

Then, from Ubuntu

  1. Open File Manager (nautilus) i.e Open your home folder.
  2. From Menu > Go > Network in Nautilus, or from left sidepane, click on Browse Network.

    Browse Network

  3. You can find your Windows share in a folder named Windows Network.enter image description here
  4. Open your shared folder, enter windows username and password if asked.

  5. Now, you can copy your files as you wish.

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Ok. I couldn't figure out the ubuntu side. I got a call just now so I gotta go but, I will try this as soon as I can and get back to you guys. Thanks for the help. – donna Jan 29 '13 at 17:02
@donna Refer to the edited answer. Hope it will help. – TheKojuEffect Jan 29 '13 at 17:19

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