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setting up a network folder....

by lightsout / December 7, 2006 3:05 PM PST

I have been trying to set up a network folder on my work PC where I can access it from my home PC. So far I have created the shared folder on my work PC, but now I am stuck as what to do here. I have the IP address and computer name of my work PC, as well as the directory path for the shared folder. However I am not sure what steps to do in order to connect from my home PC.

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I don't think it works that way.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 7, 2006 7:37 PM PST

You can't share a folder like that between two computers over the internet, they have to be physically connected in a network.

Tell us more about this setup.

Mark

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You need a routeable protocol
by jackson dougless / December 7, 2006 11:28 PM PST

What that means is basically what has already been said. Windows file sharing won't work over the Internet. You need to use something designed to work over the Internet, such as FTP. Some people also use web servers, which is an option as well. Windows file sharing is not.

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