My mrs has a laptop with loads of stuff i wanna transfer to my pc, about 40gb. Laptop is wireless, desktop is wired. Both off the same netgear router. Is there a way to transfer from lappy to desktop easily?
Go into the folder containing the data you want to share and right click on it. You will find an option to create a shared folder i.e. it'll be "browsable" from other PCs on your network. Then go through the map network drive wizard from one PC and and then browse to your other PC. Bingo.
If, heaven forbid, you are using XP Home you will need to enable the Guest account (right-click My Computer-Manage-User Accounts and right click Guest and select 'Enable) other wise you cannot brows the computer remotely.