How Do I Transfer Data From One Computer to Another Using Type-C Cable?


Scott Campbell

Transferring data from one computer to another can be a tedious task, especially if you have a large amount of files and documents to transfer. However, with the advent of Type-C cables, this process has become much faster and more convenient. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps on how to transfer data from one computer to another using a Type-C cable.

Step 1: Check Your Type-C Ports

Before you begin the data transfer process, it is important to ensure that both of your computers have Type-C ports. These ports are easily recognizable as they are small and oval-shaped. If your computers do not have Type-C ports, you may need to use an adapter or consider alternative methods of data transfer.

Step 2: Connect the Type-C Cable

Once you have verified that both computers have Type-C ports, connect one end of the Type-C cable into the port of the source computer (the computer from which you want to transfer data) and the other end into the port of the destination computer (the computer where you want to transfer the data).

Note: Make sure both computers are turned on and unlocked before proceeding.

Step 3: Select and Copy Files

Now that your computers are physically connected via the Type-C cable, it’s time to select and copy the files you want to transfer. Here’s how:

  • Selecting Files: Open File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) on your source computer. Navigate to the files or folders that you want to transfer.

    To select multiple files or folders at once, hold down the Ctrl key (Windows) or Command key (Mac) while clicking on each file/folder.

  • Copying Files: Right-click on the selected files/folders and choose the ‘Copy’ option from the context menu. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C (Windows) or Command+C (Mac) to copy the files.

Step 4: Paste Files onto Destination Computer

Now, switch to your destination computer (the computer where you want to transfer the data) and open File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac).

  • Navigating to Destination Folder: Navigate to the folder where you want to transfer the files. You can choose an existing folder or create a new one.
  • Pasting Files: Right-click on an empty space within the destination folder and select ‘Paste’ from the context menu. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V (Windows) or Command+V (Mac) to paste the files.

Note: The time taken for the transfer will depend on the size of your files and the speed of your Type-C connection.

Step 5: Safely Eject Type-C Cable

Once all your files have been successfully transferred, it is important to safely eject the Type-C cable before disconnecting it from both computers. This will prevent any potential data loss or corruption. Here’s how:

  • Windows: Locate the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ icon in your system tray and click on it. From the list of connected devices, select your Type-C cable and click ‘Stop’ followed by ‘OK’.
  • Mac: Find and click on the Eject icon next to the Type-C cable in Finder before physically unplugging it.

Once you have safely ejected the Type-C cable, you can disconnect it from both computers.


Transferring data between computers has never been easier with the use of Type-C cables. By following these simple steps, you can quickly and efficiently transfer your files from one computer to another.

Remember to always double-check your connections and safely eject the cable to ensure a successful transfer. Happy data transferring!

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