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Okay so I have an extra 60gb SSD which I want to put in my laptop. I need more space than that though. It would run Ubuntu, my desktop runs Win7. Can I connect folders from the laptop to point globally to my desktop (the laptop is just full of shortcuts that open things from my desktop), or do I need VPNs or some crap. I don't fully understand remote access for computers, I've used desktop software a few times but not like this.

Essentially Open laptop file -> go through Internet -> find file on sig rig -> bring back through internet -> modify file on laptop -> send back through internet -> store on desktop

Another option would be using my router's USB ports but that would require an external HDD so I'd rather not
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* if you're going to be off your network on a external network your're going to need a VPN. and might be better off just using RDP to connect to your rig.

*this for for internal only

sure, on your laptop w/ ubuntu you're going to need to click connect to server, choose windows SMB share. depending on your rig is set up, windows 7 by default shares the c drive but its a hidden share.

connect to server \\yourhostname\c$ will give you access to the root of your c:\ drive

this is really easy to do just kind of hard to explain. i can assist you with a teamviewer session if you'd like just let me know thumb.gif shoot me a pm
Edited by freakb18c1 - 5/12/12 at 6:03am
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If you were say at a hotel or something and wanted to connect back home to your desktop, your best bet would be a VPN.
This would place you back onto your LAN and have access to the same resources in the same fashion as you would if you were sitting at home.
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Thanks a lot guys, I figured some sort of VPN would be involved. I'll look into it and get back here. +Rep'd
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