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#1 milkyway12

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:13 PM

Hey, guys, I need to be able to access the Shared Drive (G:) that is on the server at work. I can access it fine from the same Network. I do not need Team Viewer remote access. I just need to be able to double click the shared drive and access the files on it. Is this possible or do you have to remote view the server to get access to the shared drive?

 

No experience with VPNs outside of Team Viewer / CloudBerry / Tor / Private Internet Access.

 

I just need to be able to access the Shared Drive. I already have Remote Assistance installed, but i Just want to click the drive and access the files instead of having to remote screen in.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:13 PM

A VPN solution is going to require your work to support it as they will need equipment on their end for you to connect to.  There may already be a solution in place and talking to your IT staff should be the first thing you do.

 

You're better off connecting to a PC at work and using the files on that PC using a remote desktop solution.  When you access a file on a server remotely you are essentially downloading the file.  When you save that same file back you are uploading the file.



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:33 PM

Gotcha, so basically, without installing I guess a VPN Gateway type box, the VPN solution is a no go unless using a Remote Desktop solution I take it.

 

I would have to use some kind of FTP setup?


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 03:11 PM

FTP is pretty much the same issue as VPN.  Work will have to set it up and will need an FTP server, which won't be the same as your G: drive.

 

Basically when dealing with work machines it is highly recommended that you work with the IT staff to get the access you need.  They may already have solutions in place.






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