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VPN - can't see files on client computer

Posted on 2016-07-23
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I have a successful VPN connection between w10 an w7 computers. I can't see the files on w7. Using a Linksys router
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by:peea
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You need to clarify how the VPN was established, e.g. a VPN from W10 to W7, or VPN connections from W10/W7 to the Linksys router?  What Linksys router is it? What kind of VPN is being used?
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Jambon316 earned 250 total points (awarded by participants)
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the vpn wouldn't make the files appear in windows automatically, normally a vpn would connect you to the same network as the remote machine but you'd still need to map the files or run to them manually.

try typing into file explorer

\\[IP address of the machine containing the files]\c$

don't include the square brackets though

you should now see the files on the c: drive of the remote PC
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by:John Hurst
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Agree with mapping by IP address.
Also make sure there is a subnet setting on each end (not just the Router or Gateway IP).
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by:DAveB_LDS
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Good suggestion.
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by:John Hurst
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Author has accepted our comments to map by IP Address.

Split https:#a41725938  and https:#a41725939
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