How to remotely access data?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Battlefield Fan, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2008
    #1
    Alright so the story goes... I have a desktop pc running windows 7 ultimate but I will be away for the next week. At some point I know I'll need to grab a file off of this machine from my laptop that is also running windows 7 ultimate. If I leave my desktop on while I am gone is there any way to do this.

    Would remote desktop connection through the windows OS work?

    Thanks in advance:apple:
     
  2. R94N macrumors 68020

    R94N

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #2
    You could use a commercial product like GoToMyPC, although I'm not sure how useful it is as I've never used it.
     
  3. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

    Mr Kram

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    #3
    are there no vpn products for windows 7 yet? you could always use dropbox. why don't you just throw the file(s) on your laptop now?
     
  4. Battlefield Fan thread starter macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2008
    #4
    I'll give the 30 day free trial a try. Thanks!

    I'm looking to remotely take control of my desktop. It's hard to anticipate what files I'll need and they are rather large in size.
     
  5. theITGuy macrumors 6502a

    theITGuy

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Location:
    chasing the ghost in the machine
    #5
    Use LogMeIn Pro...it lets you remote control your destkop and it has a built in File Manager FTP-like utility...

    -J.-
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #6
    Gotomypc and logmein work great the latter is free but may be blocked by your companies firewall. Gotomypc works but logmein does not for me. Either way you need to install a client portion to your workstation prior accessing the computer.

    Another alternative is to use dropbox and keep those files you want to access in the dropbox folder.
     
  7. R94N macrumors 68020

    R94N

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #7
    Great - let us know how it goes! :)
     
  8. Mousse macrumors 68000

    Mousse

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Location:
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    #8
    There's a free version of LogMeIn. I put that on a netbook for my boss. It gets the job done. There's also a version that doesn't require a web browser called LogMeIn Ignition. My boss wants me to put the Android version on her phone. I haven't played around with the latter yet, so I don't know how well it works.
     

Share This Page