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Windows 7: Is it possible to share folders/files over the internet?

01 Oct 2012   #1
Nareto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Is it possible to share folders/files over the internet?

I was wondering if it's possible to share files and/or folders over the internet with your friend? By sharing I mean both people accessing the same folders and when someone edits something, the same thing happens on the other side. I know this is possible over the same LAN network, but what I want to know if this is possible if you aren't in the same network.


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01 Oct 2012   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You could have a looky over her pal

https://www.dropbox.com/tour
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01 Oct 2012   #3
rustberger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

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02 Oct 2012   #4
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I use 2
Dropbox - https://www.dropbox.com/
Skydrive - https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=...n-US&cbcxt=sky

Here is a little guide to get started with dropbox - http://www.guidingtech.com/3656/drop...e-backup-sync/

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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02 Oct 2012   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Another option is Google Drive.

Google Drive - Add to "Send To" Context Menu
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03 Oct 2012   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I've never looked at these apps before and have to admit they are pretty cool. I think I will give DropBox a try (the free one) just to see how well it works.

I don't think this is what Nareto was talking about but it may do the trick anyway.
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03 Oct 2012   #7
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I've never looked at these apps before and have to admit they are pretty cool. I think I will give DropBox a try (the free one) just to see how well it works.

I don't think this is what Nareto was talking about but it may do the trick anyway.
Dropbox should do the trick, if you share a folder to someone and you make a change, that change is applied to the other people it is shared with... the same goes if they were to make a change.

Only issue i have with drop box is i don't believe it is possible to set permissions on the folder (such as saying i can read/write but others can only read... everyone it is shared with gets read/write access but you can create multiple folders and share different folders with different people though).

There is a nice option on there called Events, you can see what everyone has done and it allows you to recover a file if someone deleted it.
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03 Oct 2012   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You will run into problems if multiple people are modifying the file at the same time though.
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03 Oct 2012   #9
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Very true, I personally only use it to easily share pictures of my kids with the family so don't have that issue.
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