How To Transfer Data Between Two Laptops Using WiFi (Wirelessly)

Technology and computing have been fully incorporated into every aspect of modern life. Today, almost every work depends on computers and digital files. From banking and accounts to the entire entertainment industry, everything is now created and distributed in digitized form. Even the education sector now depends a great deal on computers and their data. Most students and professionals carry personal laptops which contain all their important data with personal and professional files. With time, files sizes have been exponentially increasing. Video files, especially HD resolutions, have sized up to a few gigabytes. Laptops today have storages up to 2 to 4 terabytes which are more than enough and takes a lot of time to fill. But what if you have to transfer all that data to another laptop? So, we are here to solve this thing for you. We are going to tell you how you can transfer data between laptops using WiFi.

It would be a tiring and tedious task. Transferring such large amounts of data over pen drives or DVDs is practically not possible. But what if you buy a new laptop, and selling your old one, and need all your data? Well, do not worry as here at HowtoTricks, we are here to save you and your time. In this article, we are going to show you how you can easily transfer data between two laptops over Wifi.

How to Transfer Data between Laptops Using WiFi.

If you want to transfer a large amount of data between two laptops over WiFi, there are multiple methods available. You can choose any of the methods as the speeds are the same. It is all about convenience.

Method 1. Use ShareIt For PC.

ShareIt is a very popular Android and iOS app for wireless data transfer and it has a PC version as well. Hence, ShareIt for PC can be used to transfer data between laptops over WiFi. Here are the steps to use ShareIt to transfer data between laptops using WiFi that you need to follow.

Step 1. Download ShareIt for PC from the link given below.

Step 2. Install ShareIt for PC on both the laptops and open the application.

Step 3. On the laptop that you want to send files to, click on “Recieve”.

Step 4. On the laptop you wish to send files from, Click on “Send”.

Step 5. You can either browse for files or simply drag and drop them on ShareIt Window.

Step 6. On the next screen, ShareIt will search for the receivers, click on the receiving Laptop icon and your file transfer will begin.

Step 7. You can monitor the speed and progress of your transfer on any of the laptops.

Hence, this is how you can transfer files between two laptops using WiFi with the help of ShareIt on PC.

Method 2:- Using Windows Sharing Features.

If you do not want to use a third-party app like ShareIt, and simply want to reply on inbuilt options in windows to share and transfer data between laptops using Wifi, then you can use this method. Although this method is not fully automated and requires a few extra steps, it is a more permanent solution for workstations and home networking. Here’s how you can transfer data between laptops using WiFi.

Step 1. Make sure both the laptops are connected to the same WiFi network. If you do not have a WiFi network, you can use a hotspot from a smartphone as well. Windows 10 has an option for hotspot which is also a good option for this method.

Step 2. Find the folders you want to share in Windows Explorer. Make sure these folders contain only the files that you want to transfer as the entire contents of the shared folder will be visible on the other laptop.

Step 3. Right-click on the folder and click on “Properties”.

Step 4. Under sharing tab, there will be a section “Network File and Folder Sharing”, click on “Share” button in this section.

Step 5. In the Window opened, click on the drop-down menu and select “everyone” and click “add”, and save the changes.

Step 6. Now on the other laptop, simply open networking and click on the laptop from where you need to copy files and open it. Here you will be able to see the folders you have just shared.

Step 7. Simply copy and paste the files that you need to transfer just like you normally do.

Hence, this is how you can transfer files and data between laptops over WiFi.


In Conclusion, we hope that these two methods for transferring files between laptops over WiFi will be able to save you time and effort. If you face any problem while following this trick, feel free to write to us and we will be happy to help you. In case you have any suggestions, we’d love to hear them in the comments below.