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Hello,
I have some software very similar to the Quicken accounting software, and i was wondering if there was anyway that, using a router between two computers, i could network these computers in such a way that they were able to both access and view one of the account files at the same time, perhaps in a way that one computer would be able to immediately see the other computer's entries as they were being entered and make changed, or in such a way as one computer could see the changes as they were being make, but as in a read only document, could not change them
Is there any way that this could be done? Any help would be greatly appreciated
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No. Not unless file sharing has been built into the application.
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so there is no direct connection feature that comes with the software, or some network protocol that could be used to enable this feature?
this is the thing you generally see on tv, with a hacker watching someone type something, and then typing something in response
this is sortof what the idea is behind here, and if there is anyway to do this, or perhaps make the program that is running on one computer display on the other computer so that the other computer user is accessing the same data as the other user
does any of this make sense?
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If that feature is built into the software you are using, then sure, it can be done. You should check into the software company site and look to see if an option like that is available. I have not yet worked with Quicken and so don't really know what is available with them.

But, if the software does not have that capability, you can still share views (read only) of the account files. It probably won't be real time though. Just set up the network and create the folder you want to share. Right click the folder and go into sharing/security and select the share box but leave the "allow network users to change my files" option un-checked.

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Solution: You can use TightVNC server to host your desktop in view-only mode, or Google Documents with read-only permissions.
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