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Is it possible to remotely access a USB drive attached to a networked computer?

On the target computer the USB stick maps as G:/

However, if I enter the following in run

It does not find it.

Whereas, if I enter \\saturn03\C$
I can access the c drive...

Can this not be done with USB?

Windows XP

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8/22/2022 - Mon

USB device will not get shared automatically. You may share the USB device with $ suffix and it will be a hidden share. try to access that, it should work.

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What steps do you use to remote to the pc.  I likely have the rights but not sure how to do it.

What steps do you use to remote to the pc.  I likely have the rights but not sure how to do it.

Type this in Start > Run:  mstsc /v:REMOTEPC /admin

Replace "REMOTEPC" with the name of the machine you want to remote to.  Then you will need to enter your username and password at the login screen.
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no go.  I have a desktop and a laptop and tried connecting to my laptop from my desktop.


Do you have admin rights on these machines?  If so, what operating systems are they running?  You may need to enable remote access on the target machine.

I do have rights... I am guessing the OS was the problem.  The target computer had windows7 .  I tried another one that was XP and was able to connect.
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