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    Storm's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +3
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    here's the thing: i have some files on my parents comp that i need.....

    now they have winXP (as do i)
    i know there is some way for us to set it up so i can remotely browse their computer and get the files off........

    but how?
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    Do you have a network between them?
    If so, set them both to the same 'workgroup' (if u don't know how then the easiest way is to use the network setup wizard), then right click whaever drive/folder/printer you want to share and click "Sharing" then set it up (give it a name, etc.).

    Then to access from the other computer go to 'My Network Places' and click the shared drive.

    If you don't have a network you will need a network card for each computer, and either a crossover cable or 2 regular cables and a router or hub (if you have broadband i recomend getting a router to share the connection).

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    what about remote desktop?

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    Storm's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +3
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    well.......... my parents live on the other side of the country......

    i know uploadin the files would be a easy solution, but i have this type of stuff more often, and this would be a good long term solution....... plus i dont know exactly where the files are located (searchin 4 my parents would be hard in that case, since their comp is one big mess)


    EDIT: yes that remote desktop is what i want (i think)......... how do we set that up?
    Last edited by Storm; 06-30-2005 at 12:04 AM.
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    Click on start , all programs , accessories , communications , remote desktop your half way there.



    Here's better info :

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...bleremote.mspx
    Last edited by peat moss; 06-30-2005 at 12:37 AM.

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Wouldnt something like vnc-4.0-x86_win32 also be a good way to go...
    http://www.realvnc.com/

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