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Windows 7: File Transfer with Remote Assistance/Easy-Connect?

10 Apr 2010   #1

File Transfer with Remote Assistance/Easy-Connect?

I'm trying to setup Remote-Assistance with Windows7 so that I can help my 88-year-old father when he gets into trouble. I have installed Windows-7 on both our machines and I have set up the "Easy Connect" functionality, and it works fine. I can connect with him very easily now.

But in the version of Remote Assistance that ran on Windows/XP there was an easy to send/receive files; (which came in handy to be able to transfer updates to our "Family Tree Maker" genealogy data-file back and forth.) Now that we can connect easily, I don't see a way to do that file transfer with Remote-Assistance/Easy-Connect. Is this capability still there?

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10 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

You can't xfer files via Remote Assistance in Win7.
However, you can do so via Remote Desktop by dragging files from one desktop to another.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Apr 2010   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I use the Free version of TeamViewer

File transfer works great, even for large files

PS: Family Tree Maker is great, also

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