My problem is that I need to backup the files on my Linux machine to my Windows laptop. My external hard drive died, and so backing up to an external drive is out of the question for the time being.
These are the methods I've tried:
- Samba with Gadwin GUI
- Windows Shared Folder, Wirelessly (I can't access it, even though both machines indicate a connection)
I don't want to try Samba again, because it's just too complex for me -- the 15-odd tutorials I used were either incomplete or assumed too much knowledge on the part of the reader. I've spent about 8 hours trying to make it work and I give up.
I've heard that you can connect two computers with an ethernet cable. Only problem is that it's not a cross-over cable, and I don't have a router, so they would have to be directly connected with a regular rj-45 cable.
I don't want to upload files to the cloud, because I have a lot of files to transfer and want it to be speedy.