Whether you've left an important file at home and need to access it from the office, or you simply want to show off your holiday snaps without leaving the house, there's more to remote access software than using it to waste your valuable time fixing others' PC problems.
1. Wouldn’t it be great if, when using CrossLoop (download it from CrossLoop.com), you could simply drag a file from your own PC and drop it on to the host system? Unfortunately, you can’t do this. But it’s not difficult to transfer or share files. First, click the folder icon under the Access tab.
2. In the window that appears, navigate to the folder containing the file you want to share. Select the file – it’ll be copied, not moved. To select multiple files, hold down Ctrl as you click the mouse. To select all of the files, press Ctrl, A. When you’ve selected everything you need, click Open.
3. The host PC user will see a confirmation box. After clicking Save, they will be able to navigate to a suitable storage location. A progress bar will then appear on the host PC’s desktop. Note that the host can send files to the guest, too, by following the same process.
4. If you set up a CrossLoop transfer with someone whose computing habits may not be as security-conscious as yours, be mindful of virus and malware risks. Systems belonging to inexperienced users are all too often alive with infections, so play safe and sweep all received files with your security tools.
And lastly, if you really must fix PC problems in your spare time, check out our workshop on how to fix PC problems from afar.