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    transferring of large files from PC to disk

    Hello,

    I would like to transfer some large files from a PC at work to a CD bit the PC does not have a writer.
    I don't really want to go out and buy a portable storage device just to transfer the files as it seems a bit of a waste of money. Is there a site where l can download files to and then transfer the files to my PC at home?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Justin.

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    Re: transferring of large files from PC to disk

    Firstly.... how large are the files in question ???

    There are several ways to solve this issue. First I would suggest a "Thumbdrive" or "Flash Memory Stick". This is a USB device that attaches to your keychain or fits in your pocket and holds up to 500MB of data (perhaps up to 1GB by now). It is a bit pricy for the larger sizes, but works great for what you want and will have many other uses both personal and business related in the future. The second method to consider is a "USB File Transfer Cable". For information and pricing check here. HTH
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    Re: transferring of large files from PC to disk

    Doc's probably given you the most easily and practically achieved solution. But, some ISP's offer free web space to their subscribers, so you might want to check with yours. The disadvantage is that they don't usually give that much space and many have restrictions against uploading EXE (and some other) files. You could also use Winzip to put some number of files into a Zip file, then "split" the Zip file into smaller files that would fit on whatever media you DO have available, i.e. floppies or Zip disks. Not much help, but alternatives none the less. Of course, in the final analysis, it would be good if you could convince your employer to put a burner in your PC. Certainly not big money or time involved in that.

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    Re: transferring of large files from PC to disk

    Depending on the size of the files, and the size restrictions of the mail system at work and your ISP at home, you could just attach the files to an email and mail them to yourself. You can use a program like RZSplit to split the files into manageable pieces to get around the file size restrictions.
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    Re: transferring of large files from PC to disk

    Hey Doc,
    I think you can get 4.4 GB Microdrive devices now. Just skimmed a LangaList newsletter that lead with a USB storage device piece. Haven't gotten to the details yet.

    Joe
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    Re: transferring of large files from PC to disk

    Hi Joe,

    You're correct. Check here for the latest from Hitachi. I didn't even think about something with that type of capacity. <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15> I also figured that USB would be more universal. After all, we're talkin' a couple files here... not the Library of Congress !! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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