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By nhiep_nguyen ·
When I travel with my laptop, it happens quite often that I need some stuff from my desktop, so I configure it (the desktop)to be accessible remotely, so that I could run my desktop from my laptop, which is fine.
But I would like to transfer files between the two or print from the desktop to the printer located next to my laptop or vice versa, from my laptop to my desktop printer.
Would anyone be kind enought to let me have the step by step process?
Thank you

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by omarhib In reply to Remote Access

if you are using win XP this is easy...
you should have a public ip address and assign it to your home PC...
- Allow remote desktop connections on your home PC...
- creat a remote desktop connection on your laptop... and when asking for a computer name enter the ip address that you have assigned to your home pc.
- then you have to enter a user name and password that already exist on your home PC...

and that should work...

cheers,

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by nhiep_nguyen In reply to

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Didn't understand me. My remote access is already running; What I am looking for is the files transfer between the two computers.
Thanks anyway.

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by nhiep_nguyen In reply to Remote Access

This is already done and running.
I might have been misunderstood, my remote access is working but what I am looking for is the transfering of files between the two computers and remote printing.

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by Pearland PC In reply to Remote Access

It depends on what method you are using to remote into your desktop. If you are using XP's Remote Desktop Connection then your answer is on the Local Resources tab. There is checkbox for both the Disk Drives and Printers. I'd recommend against using the Disk Drives option though, in favor of a simple shared folder on either machine as I've seen horrible performance when it was checked. The Printers option requires that drivers be available if the two aren't running the same version of the O/S. Of course, there are other, possibly better ways of remotely controlling your PC, such as DameWare or PCAnywhere. You can usually get a free tryout period to get a better idea of how they work.

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by nhiep_nguyen In reply to

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Thank you. This answer helps me only partially.
I'm using XP's remote desktop connection on both server and client. I can access the client files OK but what I want to do is to bring some client's file to the server. If I had a web site I could upload them to the site from the client, then logout and access the site from the server. But what I am looking for is a direct transfer like to put the client in window and click and drag to the server folders.

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by omarhib In reply to Remote Access

you can configure your home pc to allow incoming connection through the new connection wizard...
allow incoming vpn connections and file sharing plus printer sharing should run perfectly...

cheers,

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by nhiep_nguyen In reply to

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But how to bring some client's files to the server folders?

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