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Windows 7: Remote desktop Software

13 May 2010   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I believe you can drag a folder from your remote machine to your host machine, and vice versa. I could be wrong.

I honestly have no idea about your way of doing it.


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13 May 2010   #12
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vidiot View Post
Using remote desktop you can use files on a computer as though you're sitting there. But you can't transfer files to or from that computer. Clicking on 'start' 'run' then entering the IP address (or name) of the remote computer with "\c$" I can access the hard drive to install or copy files. Is this 'dos' capability available in Windows 7 Pro?

Does that make sense?

Thanks,
Vidiot
Can you try to explain your question a little better? So you want to use RUN to bring up a file explorer of the other user's computer?

Bill

PS - The main difference between Pro and other versions of Windows is the ability to be able to join domains (mainly used for colleges and large companies).
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13 May 2010   #13
Vidiot

XPPro or Windows 7
 
 

Since all of the computers in our wide area network are part of the same domain I can access the C: drive on any computer. Using 'run' I type in the IP address \\192.168.xxx.xxx\c$ - hit enter - then login to the computer (with my domain login) and I have full access to that computer's file system. I can't see the desktop (that's remote desktop) but I can see the file system (using windows explorer).

You can't copy files from one machine to another using remote desktop -- you can only access files or programs on that particular machine. I have emailed a file from one machine to another using remote desktop ... but that's a bit tedious.

Still my original question is: are both of these methods of accessing a remote computer available between Windows 7 Pro and XP Pro machines???

Thanks,
Vidiot
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16 May 2010   #14
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vidiot View Post
You can't copy files from one machine to another using remote desktop -- you can only access files or programs on that particular machine. I have emailed a file from one machine to another using remote desktop ... but that's a bit tedious.


Thanks,
Vidiot
I beg to differ, open up "remote desktop connection", click "options" then go to the "local resources" tab. At the bottom click "more", then check the box next to "drives". Now connect to the computer you want to remote, accept the dialog box. Your local drives will show up as mapped drives on the remote machine.
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