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Small Office - Need to share docs/files, but how?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by wisedave, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. wisedave

    wisedave Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I have a small office with multiple computers. We all work off of laptops (although I am about to bring a desktop in because I need a little more horsepower for some graphic stuff).

    I have a number of files I would like everybody to share, update and save so we can all access them. I also need the ability to access them remotely.

    What is the best way to do this?

    Thx,

    Dave
     
  2. allinet

    allinet Registered Member

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    Set up a "Workgroup" on your LAN and have everyone join the Workgroup. After that just right click the files or folders and "Share" the folder or files.

    Right click "My Computer" to join a workgroup
     
  3. easycash27

    easycash27 Senior Member

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    You can download dropbox

    http://dropbox.com

    I s free and you can share all your stuff

    I discovered it several weeks ago and I love it!

    You can also download the app for your iPhone :)

    Hope this helps
     
  4. daveguy

    daveguy Power Member

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    this is what most small businesses do. To connect remotely use the remote desktop connection on windows under Start>programs>Accessories>
     
  5. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    That could be good option, Or you could buy some External HDD with with wireless or connect it to network, i doubt those are that expensive. Then you all could connect there and get the files, even if someone is not there you could see the files they have uploaded there.

    With homegroup if someone is away you really can't get their shared files.
     
  6. zj09ff

    zj09ff Newbie

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    Yes, I'd recommend dropbox too, it is highly popular now and very convenient too to share files with multiple users. Absolutely no problem for remote access ;)
     
  7. plumbum416

    plumbum416 Registered Member

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    You might have a look at dropbox [dot] com and if you find it helpfull and pm me your mailadress I might invite you (so both of us get 250MB of free bonus space)

    edit:
    I had this thread open in a tab and so didn't see this was already mentioned (as the page showed up those new posts after I sent mine and it reloaded) so sorry to repeat that
     
  8. CenTex Hosting

    CenTex Hosting Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    IMO dropbox sucks.

    You can pick up a good computer off craigslist for around 100 bucks. Set up a per to per network. This one would be like a server. you can load and save all files to it when your working on things.
     
  9. fellllla

    fellllla Newbie

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    http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html

    This will do the trick.
     
  10. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    I love drop box! Awesome software.
     
  11. suave

    suave Regular Member

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    I have to agree with fellllla google apps will allow you to have multiple people work on the same dock at the same time and since its google no need for a back-up since its google and I figure they have their own back up system, best of all its free and you can access the files from any were you have internet connection.
    good luck
    Suave
     
  12. SEO Sage

    SEO Sage Junior Member

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    I use a home server and just connect to it through a CRM back-end on all my computers. It really is the fastest and best way to deal with organization. :)
     
  13. mandom

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    dropbox or google docs. no need do to all this extra technology
     
  14. tacopalypse

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    shared folders across LAN for local access
    FTP for remote access
    much simpler than using something like dropbox imo ;)