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#1 realmatrix

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 11:38 AM

I frequently use the ftp file transfer function on ES explorer android to transfer large files between my pc and phone over the wifi network. I would like to do the same to transfer files between windows pcs , but to do so I have to setup folder sharing and change a few network settings which I want to avoid . Is there an application which provides the same convenience without changing network settings?



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 11:40 AM

Hi realmatrix :)

Have you ever tried FileZilla or WinSCP? Both are excellent and popular FTP-capable programs for Windows.

FileZilla - http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/files/FileZilla_Client/3.11.0.2/FileZilla_3.11.0.2_win64-setup.exe/download?nowrap (This link doesn't contain a bundled installer)
WinSCP - https://winscp.net/eng/docs/start

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 11:48 AM

Yes, It involves setting up a client and a server..which is tedious especially if I want to transfer files between two laptops on the go on the same wifi network. ES explorer provides similar functionality at the press of button handling the server creation on an ad-hoc basis



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 11:50 AM

Well, another easy way would be to create a shared folder (like you mentionned already) and just access it via your computer name or it's IP address like:

\\MY-FIRST-PC\

And then all the shared folders would be displayed.

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 12:30 PM

Thanks.. I was able to setup share. I am little paranoid about security . If I enable file sharing , All pc's are on the same wifi network which connect to the internet. For security purpose I purposely set all windows pc's to be on a public network thus disabling file sharing. If I convert to home network and enable file sharing in the process. By any chance is it possible for some one to access my files using the public ip address.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 12:36 PM

It's a possibility, but they would have to go throught your router's first if they are using your public IP address.

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