Accessing my desktops CD Writer from my laptop.

As you can see from the what it is I want to do.  Basically I have a load of MP3s
on my laptop and I want to acess the CD Writer on my desktops hard drive.  I want
to know if this is possible, if it is, please tell me how.

Thanx

-Neo
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mzatorskiCommented:
It would probably be easier if you just networked the two together and copied all the MP3's to the desktop, unless you don't have the space available.
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mgevansCommented:
Neo,

I am not clear on what you are attempting to do here.  Are you wanting to BURN the MP3 files to the CD?

If this is the case the I recommend the following:

1) Copy the MP3 files to the desktop hard drive via a network share (assuming you have a network).
2) Then from the desktop, use the CD burning software.

If you really need to control the software remotely, you can look into remote control products:
VNC (Virtual Network Computing - www.realvnc.com)
Carbon Copy (http://www.altiris.com/products/carboncopy/)
PCAnywhere (http://www.symantec.com/pcanywhere/Consumer/)
or if you are running Win2K server or higher you can use a terminal client to connect to the Win2K terminal services component.

Please let me know if there are other things you need to do.
Michael
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yeeeooowwwCommented:
Another very simple solution in case you do not have networking hardware would be to simple you direct cable connection and connect your pc with your laptop using the com/serial ports.

simply download all the files you require to your pc and then burn them!!

:)
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ahyongCommented:
If u really need to use the CD writer on ur desktop often,
u could buy an external casing for ur CD writer and u would be able to connect it to either ur laptop or destop with ease. It would become an external CD Writer then!!
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