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Remote Access to my Desktop


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#1 derek.ellis

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

Hello out there Bleeping computer geeks,

Here is what i would like to try and do. I have two computers, a Desktop and a Laptop. My Desktop sits at home, while my laptop goes with me to school or anywhere else that i need it.

Now, i would like to see how i can set up my computers (or network?) so that i can access my Desktop files via my laptop online.
I want to try and carry as few files on the laptop as possible, such as if ever lost or stolen, i wont have my data or files compromised/stolen.
I also plan to install a SSD on the laptop, in order to try and make my battery last longer, but SSD's are still too expensive (i have a 250 HDD right now), I'm thinking of getting a 64GB SSD and trying to carry as few files as possible. Getting a 250 GB SSD is just way too expensive right now.

I'm looking out there for something that is free and simple to use.

I have heard that Windows has a thing called Remote Desktop Connenction, but i have tried to use it, but i never got it to work somehow. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.

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#2 noknojon

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:40 AM

Hi -
I have used a Free program called "Log Me In" that seems to work fairly well (link below) -
https://secure.logmein.com/AU/products/free/

#3 LucheLibre

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:46 AM

The program that I use is called TeamViewer. One nice thing is that you can create a VPN with it, so that you can share folders and files like you would on a LAN. That way you don't have to deal with using the remote desktop and just get straight to the files.

http://www.teamviewer.com

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