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Is there a way to transfer files between remotely connected computers with the Google Chrome Remote Desktop plugin?

If not, is there a simple way I can transfer files between connected computers?

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Does this extension even support this feature? –  Ramhound Dec 21 '12 at 13:38
    
@Ramhound Looks like it. From the webstore: 'Computers can be made available ... for remote access to your applications and files.' –  mcalex Dec 21 '12 at 13:43
    
@Mcalex But that has nothing to do with a transfer though. –  Dave Rook Dec 21 '12 at 13:44
    
Yeah I see. I just figured if you could access it you should be able to save it. On closer read, it doesn't look like it is available as a feature –  mcalex Dec 21 '12 at 13:48
    
@mcalex - That doesn't indicate files can be transfered. –  Ramhound Dec 21 '12 at 13:51
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This can't be done. As a work around, you could always email it to yourself though, or use Google Drive / drop box or similar.

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This is kind of a joke answer but since copy and paste is supported between the target and the host, the 'cool' way to copy a file without resorting to intermediate cloud storage would be to:

  1. On the source: use any available encoder to convert the file to Base64/UUEncode so you can copy the data with Ctr+C.
  2. On the target: paste the data to a text file and decode it with any available decoder.

In practice it might look like this..

First, on the source machine fire up a Python console and type:

 base64data = open('myfile.jpg','rb').read().encode('base64')
 open('myfile.txt','w').write(base64data)

Next, open the file myfile.txt with a text editor and copy the contents. Then on the target machine paste the contents into a new file named myfile.txt and in a console type:

data = open('myfile.txt').read().decode('base64')
open('myfile.jpg','wb').write(data)

If you don't have Python or if both your machines are running Windows and you have Total Commander installed then the steps are simpler:

  1. On the source: select your file and the pick Files-Encode file. A corresponding .b64 will be created in the other panel - open it and copy the contents.

  2. On the target: paste into a new file with .b64 extension and the use Files-Decode file.

And finally, if your don't care about privacy, you can use any of the online encoder-decoders which google can find, e.g. https://www.google.com/search?q=online+base64+encoder

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Have a look at my Open Source webservice www.cross-copy.net. You simply enter the same codeword in two (or more) browsers to upload/download files between them.

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