Access and control my Macs at home from my Windows PC?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by idyll, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. idyll macrumors 6502

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    I have a Windows PC at work and would like to access the files stored on my Macs at home (Mac Mini, MacBook Air, etc.) as well as be able to control the screen if I need to. What would be the easiest way to do this?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    TeamViewer would be the easiest.
    I used it on my Mac and iPad while being 50 km away and using the iPad to control the Mac to make some file transfers.
     
  3. idyll thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    According to a www search, yes.
     
  5. idyll thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you, really appreciate the help. From what I saw by doing a quick search through Google it allows for Unattended Access as well. If you have experience with that aspect of it, has it been pretty reliable for you?

    Is there a way for it to wake a computer from sleep if I wanted to connect to it with TeamViewer? I'm guessing not..
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    I only used it for one day that extensively and I needed to sign every hour or two when I wanted access, but that may be due to the iPad app.

    You could try: http://www.teamviewer.com/en/res/pdf/TeamViewer-Manual-Wake-on-LAN-en.pdf
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd recommend either TeamViewer or Logmein, both are free, in combination of that app, I'd use dropbox which syncs files. Logmein allows file transfers, I'm not sure about teamviewer but dropbox is a better product for that imo
     

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