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(Solved) - Is it possible to access my files/documents......

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  • Started 4 years ago by DawnReneePR
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Is it possible to access my files/documents that i have created and saved on my home computer(homework) from an outside computer like the computer lab at school? Thanx!

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 175

I'm gonna say Yes & No. With a Windows Skydrive, DropBox, or Evernote you should be able to sync files across multiple devices (if I'm wrong about any of those, someone please feel free to correct me as I don't use them). However, your school's computer lab may have restrictions on it that do not allow access to a remote computer for security reasons.

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 279

If you can get to the webpage for the cloud storage/synching site it would probably be possible to download a file from the web interface once you've logged in, work on it on the school computer and upload the updated file back to Dropbox (or whatever service you use). Dropbox has an unoficial portable version called Dropbox AHK which you would be able to run on a flash drive to synch your dropbox folder with your home computer's dropbox folder (and the cloud as well of course). Use the flash drive, but if you forget it you can fall back on the first suggestion of accessing via web interface.

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 6259

Another way, set up an FTP server on your home computer (use a P/W too for protection) and then you can FTP to it using either an FTP client or web browser. Depending on your home connection method this can be something that is easy or a challenge to make the PC be seen on the internet.

Here are some links :


Irv S.

Posted 4 years ago

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