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Windows 7: HomeGroup sharing

07 May 2010   #1
Cyborg31

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
HomeGroup sharing

Say I have some documents on my home PC and I'm at school, how can I set my PC to share my files over the Internet so I can connect to it through my laptop at school? Is it possible to extend the HomeGroup sharing over the Internet?


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07 May 2010   #2
DocBrown

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

I use the Free version of TeamViewer


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07 May 2010   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cyborg31 View Post
Say I have some documents on my home PC and I'm at school, how can I set my PC to share my files over the Internet so I can connect to it through my laptop at school? Is it possible to extend the HomeGroup sharing over the Internet?
There are easier and safer ways. You can use remote desktop, an app like team viewer, etc. Sharing over the internet can be dangerous.
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07 May 2010   #4
DocBrown

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

Here it is in action just a few minutes ago


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08 May 2010   #5
Cyborg31

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

TeamViewer looks like what I need (I can RDP but I don't want to load the GUI every time, just browse my files), thanks.
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08 May 2010   #6
DocBrown

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

It has worked very well for me. I have it set up so I can log into my home computer from work or log into my work computer from home automatically. Then transfer any needed files. Best of luck. Just ask if you need any more help with it.
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08 May 2010   #7
fluffwitt

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
Dropbox

I find dropbox is a good alternative. You cannot access your pc from it, but you can synchronise files so you can get to them from any pc. It may not be what you want, but it is worth a look. It means you don't need to leave your home pc on all the time to get to your files.

Dropbox - Home - Online backup, file sync and sharing made easy.
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17 May 2010   #8
Cyborg31

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

So I tried out TeamViewer and I can delete files on my Desktop remotely from my Laptop as well as transfer files from my laptop to my desktop but I can't transfer files from my desktop my laptop. I keep getting an error (5): access denied saying that the file on my desktop does not have write access.
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17 May 2010   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cyborg31 View Post
So I tried out TeamViewer and I can delete files on my Desktop remotely from my Laptop as well as transfer files from my laptop to my desktop but I can't transfer files from my desktop my laptop. I keep getting an error (5): access denied saying that the file on my desktop does not have write access.
Change the owner of the folder on your desktop, to include you.


Ken
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18 May 2010   #10
Cyborg31

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cyborg31 View Post
So I tried out TeamViewer and I can delete files on my Desktop remotely from my Laptop as well as transfer files from my laptop to my desktop but I can't transfer files from my desktop my laptop. I keep getting an error (5): access denied saying that the file on my desktop does not have write access.
Change the owner of the folder on your desktop, to include you.


Ken
What do you mean by that? I clicked on properties of my C drive, security tab, and changed the permissions to allow write access for users and authenticated users. But that still didn't work. I'm logged in as admin.
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