I want to make my external drive (or at least a folder on it) available to others in my dorm to upload and download files from. I've been looking around and I haven't seen any simple solutions for this. I was wondering if it is possible to host a local server on my computer that can be accessed by my ip and upload and download from there.


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Just right click on the drive or folder you want to share, click on sharing settings and share it with either everyone or selected device on the network. I am assuming you all are connected to same WiFi network and your PCs can talk to each other.

  • I already tried this and I could not find it from my mac or from my friends computer. I was hoping to just make it run a simple server so I could just give out my local ip and have people connect that way.
    – walshie4
    Aug 26, 2013 at 21:40
  • You can give teamviewer a try. Using it you could eaven acces files remotely even when connected to differebt netwoks. Aug 27, 2013 at 5:33

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