How to access files from my home computer on my laptop?

I would like to know if it's possible to use my laptop or even a school computer to access my files from my home computer.
My home computer is Windows 10. I don't see it on the network via the file explorer on my laptop.
The school computers are windows 10, set up so that I may or may not be able to do what I am talking about.
My laptop is windows 7. I do see it on the network via the file explorer on my computer.

What I want to do is access music/pics/videos from my home computer when I on break at school... or anywhere else outside the house for that matter.
I'm not sure of the term of what I am trying to do or if there is one, but is it possible? If so, how?

Is there a way to access said files on a mobile device?

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Re: access files

The first thing to do is to tell Windows on your home PC to share a drive or a folder. If sharing isn't enabled, you won't see anything from another PC.
Apparently sharing is activated on your laptop. Now do just the same on your home PC.

But that only works inside the same LAN. For access from outside the house you need more, such as installing Teamviewer. Or put the files you want to share in the cloud, of course. Then they are accessible even if the home computer is turned off (lowering the electricity bill).

Also check if your modem or router has the option to make a connected hard disk available to outside users. Some manufacturers call that a "private cloud".

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Another Option: OneDrive Or Similar

Although it's not quite what you're asking for, if you place those files you want to share on OneDrive or Dropbox, they can be accessed from anywhere, by yourself or anyone you want to allow access to. For OneDrive, you simply login to your account, then upload the files to the shared location and use them.

Google either one of those terms for a description and methods for use.

Hope this helps.


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