Happy Friday! This week's topic is from Tim, who is concerned
with how to share data files with someone in a different location.
While Tim's question is about him and his business partner sharing
files, this topic can also be applied to anyone who has the need
to share files, like your friends and family.
Well, Tim, you asked and many of our members have provided you with
suggestions and recommendations. It just really depends on how you
want to go about it. Some members suggested public cloud
services like Dropbox and Google Docs, which enable you to store files
online and share them. A few recommended programs that will allow you
and your partner to access each other's PC. And, of course, some
suggested you set up your own file-sharing network, which will require
your own hardware. All of these different methods have their pluses
and minuses, and our members did a great job of describing them to you. One
member, Waytron, did an awesome job of listing out all the different
possibilities. Now it's up to you to choose, so give the recommendations
and experiences a read. And I'm hoping by the time you get through
them, you'll definitely have a better understanding of what solution is
best for you. Be sure to pay attention to members' caution on privacy
and security. Good luck!
Thank you everyone for sharing your knowledge. And if have a
file-sharing method that works for you, don't be shy. Join us in the
discussion and tell us all about it. Have a great weekend!
Here's my dilemma: my business partner works from home, while I am in
the office using a Windows 7 desktop. This desktop contains most of
the files. There are many times when he needs to access the files, so
I have to e-mail them to him. It's become a distraction and slows down
our work process. My question is what's the best solution to remedy this?
What's the best way to share files and work independently of each
other? Do we need to get a server? We're trying to keep down costs and
I've seen that they can run pretty expensive. Do we need a NAS? Can we
use another desktop computer as a "server"?
I think Pogoplug concept is nice, but I don't seem to read good or
great reviews about them. Any suggestions?
I do, however, have a problem that I don't recall being discussed.
Several weeks ago my e-mail account was hacked. My address book was
compromised. I and several of my contacts began receiving e-mail,
presumably from me, with links to inappropriate content. I became
aware of this at first by receiving "returned e-mail" notices to
addresses that don't exist any more, for example my daughter's e-mail
at a university she has graduated from. Shortly thereafter, I began
receiving e-mail from current contacts, asking why I would send them
such content. I have never responded to the phishing... Click here to read more