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Originally the "Tech Support Pits" were reports of the funniest tech support incidents, but over the years the column gradually shifted to answering tech support questions put forward by the readers of the Dear Webby Humor Letter.

This collection of computer and web advice was started partly because readers demanded an archive, and partly because some questions were asked again and again. Each page has a different day's Tech Support Pits column.

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Tech Support Pits column from Dear Webby's Humor Letter of
10/31/04: Transferring files without disks

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From Lois=== Dear Webby, When getting a new computer that has no floppy disc area and old computer has no CDR area, how can the these files and folders be switched to new computer. I know that you can go to computer houses and have it done but was wondering about some sort of thing that can be done at home. Such as emailing it to new computer. If, how? Attachments? How? Thanks, Lois We have a computer club and this is a club member question. (Beginners!) Lois Dear Dear Lois If the machines don't have network cards in them, pick some up for $10 - $15 and stick them into an empty slot in each machine. Then use a "CROSS-OVER network cable to connect between them. Those cables are $4.95 - $24.95, depending on length. You can also get a cross-over plug that allows you to use regular network cables. Then just use the Network Wizard in Windows to set up a home network. With that you can drag files back and forth just as if they were in different folders on the same machine. Chances are high that at least one member of your club has the machines in her or his house networked. Ask that one to assist via chat when it comes to setting the permissions in the network. It's not really a big deal, but it can be a bit intimidating for somebody who has never done it, or who is scared of reading instructions. Have FUN! DearWebby
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