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#1 sniper8752

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:11 AM

I would like to be able to remotely access files, backup to a desktop, and possibly even stream videos/music (if possible). Also, being able to access files on the go (android device) is a plus. I was looking at one of these options:

-http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/mesh-devices-sync-upgrade
-http://www.gbridge.com/

Any thoughts on these?

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:33 AM

I use this with my Android phone.




https://www.dropbox.com/

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:36 PM

I use SkyDrive and has been mentioned Dropbox

I don't stream or backup my machine to the cloud so I can't address that. But accessing files and sharing with others work seamlessly with my Android and desktop.

If you have your computer on a router that has Wi-Fi you may be interested in AirDroid for managing your Android device from your desktop browser. I love the ease of use for managing my Android data/music from my desktop.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:42 AM

wow- airdroid is neat! thanks for this. will this allow me to access files on a computer though? I do not want to upload files, and then access them. i would just prefer a direct link to my desktop.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:25 AM

No Airdroid is not an RDP client. Airdroid is used to manage your mobile device from your desktop, transfer files to your mobile device or back up your device. If you want RDP functionality you'll need a different application.

To get you started with a list of RDP apps take a look here: http://slodive.com/freebies/android-remote-desktop-apps/ Be sure and check the comments for suggestions by others as well.

Most of the people I know who use RDP end up with Teamviewer. I don't use an RDP application so I can't vouch for any of them.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:26 PM

i guess what i want is like teamviewer, except without the gui (kinda). I just want to be able to explore the files, like using file explorer in Windows. just something basic like that




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