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

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Hello,

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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Free and secure effectively it is remote desktop access so you'll be able to access all your shared drives
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by:Tapan Pattanaik
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hi w3developing,
                              you can use teamviewer. It is a good one.

TeamViewer
- the All-In-One Solution for Remote Access and Support over the Internet.

for downloading use the below link.(it is free for home users)

http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx

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Share your files, chat, switch the direction during a teamwork session, and a lot more is included in TeamViewer.
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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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