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how do i share files between windows computers on a local network?

We are trying to set up a home network where all computers can see shared files on all other computers. So far we've got two computers connected via a wireless router/modem, connected via ethernet ...
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PC to PC file transfer over internet

I use a Windows XP PC and have a file of about 700mb, that I would like to copy to another PC (Win XP) over internet. None of the PCs have have a static IP from ISP. How can I transfer the file? I ...
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using git for media libraries

Rationale: I want to manage libraries of media files (music, images) using git, there is git-annex but it requires haskel platform - but they do not play together well (also it's quite to big ...
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Methods of moving all of my local files into cloud storage [closed]

I have a large amount of data that I would like to move into cloud storage. Some of the files (~30 GB) are archived, but uncompressed, files (text, documents, images, videos, and other media). Other ...
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Should file names contain multiple periods?

I often name files using a convention such that I incorporate a version number at the end, similar to "Some Deliverable - v0.1.docx". Sometimes when colleagues make changes and send back revised ...
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Self-hosted, cross-platform repository for large files

I'm looking for something well suited for syncing folders full of large media (eg photos, music) across several machines, ideally with revisions. I'm using SparkleShare for text and other small ...
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How can I make multiple physical hard drives appear as a single partition?

I'm writing a basic media server where people can upload/download my content. I have 8 2TB hard drives where I would like to store their uploaded files. Problem is navigating a file system that I want ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to allow users to create files/folders and prevent deleting folders?

I have a Windows 7 computer that has several users. I have a parent folder that is shared with the users. I want certain users to be able to create files/folders within this parent folder. However, I ...
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1answer
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What is the best mechanism to manage files for a single user working on different computers at different physical places?

Background I am working on 3 different computers at different physical places: a home computer at home, a lab computer at univ laboratory and an unknown computer at unknown place. My data files are ...
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Counting Excel Files on a File Server

I'd like to know how many Excel files are on my File Server. There may be hundreds of thousands. When I remote into it and search for *.xls I get a huge list of files. However, when I try to right ...
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1answer
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Enable File sharing in Windows Vista

There seems to be a problem in my Windows Vista.. In the network and sharing centre only the network discovery is visible. I cant find a option for file sharing as mentions in other websites. There is ...
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What is the best way to share files from my home computer (without relying on a third party website)?

I'd like to install some software on my home server (linux/openfiler or windows) which will give me an interface to access/upload files. There should be user authentication involved so it isn't just ...