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I need to send my music files over my network to my downstairs computer (About 1 GB). Anyways I tried the network sharing for Windows 7 and its a pain in the ass to work with. Any easy FTP options?
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post #2 of 5
Filezilla server and client.

Though you still need to set up the server and client.

It is a bit ridiculous to set up an FTP server for a computer on the current network. Putting them on the same group and copy them over to the other machine is 100x faster and easier.
    
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Network sharing for Win7 is to tough for you, so you've decided to implement a more sophisticated, complex solution?

How about we just help you with sharing your media across your current platforms using windows built in network sharing features?
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Either join both computers to the same homegroup or make a shared folder. Should be able to access the shared folder if both computers are on the same subnet by navigating to \\netbios-name or \\ip-address of the target machine.
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It's not very hard to setup Windows 7 + Windows XP (any flavor) to share. It's actually really simple.

In Windows 7, just setup without a homegroup and make your workgroup something other than WORKGROUP. Then setup the file sharing permissions how you want them in Windows 7.

On the Windows XP machine, you setup shared folders just like you would normally and make sure the workgroup is the same as the Windows 7 machine.

They should then be both viewable/transferable depending on how you setup the restrictions on each machine.
    
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