connect to a remote drive as a mapped drive via the internet


Can anyone make a suggestion on a software package (preferably free) that will allow me to connect to my local PC (at home) from my laptop anywhere I may roam with internet?

MY home PC is running WinXP SP3, and my laptop is running Vista Home Premium.

I was thinking it would be ideal to connect to my mapped networked drives (on my home PC) with the laptop, so I don't need to sync my files all of the time.

Any ideas? KISS methods please : )

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☠ MASQ ☠Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Free and secure effectively it is remote desktop access so you'll be able to access all your shared drives
Tapan PattanaikSenior EngineerCommented:
hi w3developing,
                              you can use teamviewer. It is a good one.

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w3developingAuthor Commented:
I'm using Log Me In to reply to this post. Well, it's free, and it does in fact work - although a bit slow. Have to hand it to the Log Me In developers for making the setup and usage very simple and quick.
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