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Topic # 60287 23-Apr-2010 14:17
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Hi all,

I must firstly point out that I know almost nothing about networking. Infact nothing much about computing in general except how to install and navigate programs pretty much.

Anyway, I have set up an old pc as my htpc as well as installed filezilla server program to make it a shared file server for me and the misses to share business account type docs. Problem is she isn't the best with ftp client interface and what I'd like is some way to make the interface the same as if the files where just in another drive and behave the same way as she will forget to update the source file or remove it completley using ftp client.

I just came accross a gmail drive shell extension program which could probably work for my needs (excell docs being so small, 1GB gmail account could probably satisfy for a while? but its only for xp I beleive?)

is there any programs that I could use to make the files on the htpc appear and behave like they were being accesed on another drive? so when they are accessed and edited, it's a simple update process on the source, if you know what I'm trying to get at? sorry but like I said, I don't know much.

cheers for any help you can suggest

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  Reply # 322110 23-Apr-2010 14:48
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Just use Windows File Sharing - map network drive, problem solved :)

Assuming youre running a XP system.... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040




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  Reply # 322115 23-Apr-2010 15:05
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no, I run windows 7 and the wife is running vista

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  Reply # 322118 23-Apr-2010 15:07
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Still similar... what is the "server" running ?




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  Reply # 322122 23-Apr-2010 15:09
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thats on xp

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  Reply # 322123 23-Apr-2010 15:13
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On both Win Vista/7 open up My Computer, Go to 'Map a Network Drive' and type in the address of your FTP server. (example: ftp://example.com or ftp://192.168.0.2 ) Then Click OK. If the FTP server requires a Username and password it should ask for it here. and problem solved.

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  Reply # 322125 23-Apr-2010 15:15
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I'll give it a go, thanks!

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  Reply # 322128 23-Apr-2010 15:24
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To do it on XP go to My Computer. Go to the tools menu and click 'Map a Network Drive'
In this dialog click the link that says 'Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server'.

In the dialog that opens click next.

Then where there is service provider options select 'Choose another network location' and click next.

In the Textbox type in the link for your FTP Server (examples: ftp://192.168.0.2 or ftp://oliver.geek.nz) and then click next.

In the next dialog if you require a username and password make sure the check box is unchecked and type in the username for the server. And click next.

Type in what you want to call the Link (example: 'My File Server' or 'Business Docs') and click next. Click Finish.

Note that the link will not appear in 'My Computer' but instead 'My Network Places'

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  Reply # 322130 23-Apr-2010 15:28
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Grr stupid machine dying...

Try the above, failing that mapping a network shared drive is the next step. Let us know how you go...




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  Reply # 322136 23-Apr-2010 15:42
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https://www.dropbox.com/home

Install it on both pc's. Wonderful software. 

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  Reply # 322146 23-Apr-2010 16:15
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thanks everyone, ended up going with the most obvious simplest option of setting up the home network through and selecting all the shared folders required on teh "server". talk about 10 pound solution to a 2 pound problem before?

just got one little issue now that I can prob fix with a bit of reading in the microsoft support pages, but if any of you feel like shortcutting that......I can connect to the server pc from both my and teh misses laptops, but when I try to connect to the laptops from teh server it asks for a username and password. I dont remeber setting up a password protection for my computer but obviously have somewhere I guess. any clues where this is controlled?

cheers again for the earlier help, (got to find a way now to stop her moaning about the "excesive noise" she has to deal with having the server running. :(

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