How to Make a USB Transfer Cable

By Kim Sarah

Computer files don't need to be stuck on one computer; a user an easily transfer them to another machine. A simple and straightforward way of doing this is my making a USB transfer cable, which allows the computers to pass information back and forth. You'll simply need either one or a couple of cords to span the width between the computers.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cables (2 male ends)
  • USB adapter (female to female)

One USB Cord

Step 1

Position your computers so that the USB cord will be able to reach both computer at the same time.

Step 2

Plug one end of the USB cord into the USB port on your computer. USB ports are typically found on the front of a desktop's CPU tower or on the side of a laptop.

Step 3

Plug the remaining end of the USB cord into the other computer. The USB cord will now act as a transfer cable.

Two USB Cords

Step 1

Plug one end of a USB cord into the USB port of your computer.

Step 2

Plug the other end of the cord into the USB adapter that contains two female sides.

Step 3

Insert one end of the remaining USB cable into the remaining end of the USB adapter.

Step 4

Insert the remaining end of the second USB cable into the USB port of your computer.