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#1 Yorkie

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 05:39 PM

Hi,

Is it possible to share a folder on my PC with someone else on another PC who is at a different location so that they can access the contents via the internet as long as my PC is switched on?

If so is it safe to do this and how would I go about doing it?


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#2 Tomo2

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 06:18 PM

Hi Yorkie,

I don't have that much experience in networking over the internet. But there are a couple of things you can explore. As long as you have good security on each pc and a safe service for the network you will be fine.

FTP:
The simplest option if you want to just share files. Just get some space and upload your folders.
Pros: Access files anytime, anywhere even when your PCs are off.
Cons: To modify a file you must download it, modify and upload it again.
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VNC:
This is a remote PC to PC connection over the internet. You can see the other PCs desktop and work just like you were sitting at it. VNC services here

VPN:
I have never use a VPN and I'm not to sure how they work, but its worth suggesting!

One Service I have just remebered relevant to FTP is www.box.net a great free service for internet file sharing they have added many new features since I last used it - so got check it out!

Hope that helps!
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 10:50 AM

What kind of files are you wanting to share, and why?
Word processing and spreadsheet files can be shared safely using Google Docs (this also allows collaborating) without compromising your computer's security or integrity.
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#4 Yorkie

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 09:19 AM

It was a variety of files really, it's because my sister has moved house and needed a large number of files from the home PC, email wasn't an option because of the number and size of the file needed so I just wanted to know if there was a way she could access our PC at home and browse the file on it.




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