Can I use a regular USB cable to transfer files?

No.

Ordinary USB cables can transfer files in mobile phones or mobile devices, but if the output and input devices are two computers, this is not possible with ordinary USB cables.

(1) Transfer data between mobile phone and computer.

First, you need to connect the phone to the computer with a USB cable, and then choose to transfer files via USB.

In the pop-up options, you need to select the “transfer files” option.

Then turn on this computer and select the connected mobile phone.

Finally, you need to click “Internal Storage Device” to transfer the phone files to the computer.

(2) Transfer files between computers and computers

If you need to transfer files between the computer and the computer, then the ordinary USB data cable is not possible.

A USB Link cable is required for computer interconnection.