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Windows 7: Share files directly to another IP address


31 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Share files directly to another IP address

My GOD isn't there ANY way to just use Windows 7 to connect to my buddy to give him some files or for him to give me files in a sort of FTP like environment??? any links to tutorials would be sufficient.

I just want to create access to one or more folders on my HDD to let my buddy access my offerings without sharing my whole system or HDD.

is there ANY way to get this job done without using a torrent client or uploading my files to a website?

this seems to be the MILLION dollar question all over the net! LOL

-thank you

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31 Mar 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Majestic One View Post
My GOD isn't there ANY way to just use Windows 7 to connect to my buddy to give him some files or for him to give me files in a sort of FTP like environment??? any links to tutorials would be sufficient.

I just want to create access to one or more folders on my HDD to let my buddy access my offerings without sharing my whole system or HDD.

is there ANY way to get this job done without using a torrent client or uploading my files to a website?

this seems to be the MILLION dollar question all over the net! LOL

-thank you

Easy enough to do with free 3rd party software called Team viewer.
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31 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Team Viewer looks like it is nothing more than a fancy remote desktop invitation.

I do NOT want to give control to someone, AND I want my connection to be secured by a username and password... AND i am not too fond of agreeing to 3rd party terms and possibly go through their servers for something i should be able to do with my own computer.
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31 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Then set up a VPN, it's built into Windows 7.

There are plenty of how too's about this on Google.
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31 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Then set up a VPN, it's built into Windows 7.

There are plenty of how too's about this on Google.
I read this article:
Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Enable Incoming VPN Connections[2]=Networking%20Internet

and it seems as if i just give complete control to those allowed.
is this incorrect on my part? because i didn't see anything that allowed me to specify folders to share... i just accept connections. Could you or someone please specify to me a tut with some more details in to this matter? I would really appreciate it.

Thank you.
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31 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Majestic One View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Then set up a VPN, it's built into Windows 7.

There are plenty of how too's about this on Google.
I read this article:
Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Enable Incoming VPN Connections[2]=Networking%20Internet

and it seems as if i just give complete control to those allowed.
is this incorrect on my part? because i didn't see anything that allowed me to specify folders to share... i just accept connections. Could you or someone please specify to me a tut with some more details in to this matter? I would really appreciate it.

Thank you.
Just lock the files you don't want to give access too by using the sharing permissions set to "nobody".

There are plenty of tutorials with pictures around the net, these are the ones at this forum.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Enable Incoming VPN Connections

Virtual Private Network (VPN) Enable Outgoing VPN Connections

How to set up file sharing.
Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings

An easy way to share through the VPN is to put the folders you want to share in the Public folders and enable the Public folder shares in the Advanced Sharing Settings at the Network and Sharing center. If you need to lock down the other folders then disable the file sharing for the Work and Home Advanced Settings window.
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31 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Something like this???

i found this while fumbling around:

Quote:
So lets say he shares out c:\temp as the share "temp". And his ip address was 192.168.0.1 then you could go to your computer and:
Click Start
Click Run
in the box type in \\192.168.0.1\temp
If he set a password, you'd be prompted. From there, you can copy the file. Make sure he shares it with WRITE access.
The alternative is, you could share where the file is on your system as READ, then he could do the same with your IP address, and pull it to his machine.
but I don't know how to set up a share to be able to do this.
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31 Mar 2012   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Where is your buddy's machine in relation to yours (physically). If you are both on the the same network you can start by providing iponfig edetails from both machines.

click Start, and type int he run, and type int he little field box "cmd". Hit enter.

In the black command window, type "ipconfig".

Do this on both machine and provide the detail of each here.
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31 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Where is your buddy's machine in relation to yours (physically).
i am in nevada and he is in montana
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31 Mar 2012   #10
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Majestic One View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Where is your buddy's machine in relation to yours (physically).
i am in nevada and he is in montana
Apart from some of the suggestion off setting up your machine as an ftp server, have you considered setting up a website where you are able to upload and download files off? One of these method would be less challenging thant he other for you.
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