My laptops hard drive is almost full but I have a old PC behind me doing nothing holding three hard drives. It's has windows 7 installed on one and Linux mint on the other. My laptop is running windows 7.
Is there a free way that I can use my desktop PC as some sort of storage device that I can easily access from my laptop while in my home?
Something like what my college has where I can go to My Computer and access a network drive that my work is saved on.
Preferably I don't want to use HomeGroup as I've had trouble joining the already created HomeGroup from another device.
asked Sep 18 '12 at 14:23
How about mapping the device?
You'd have to share the hard drive by going to Computer, and clicking the drive you want to share, and right click and press properties. Go to sharing. Press advanced sharing, click share this folder. Press OK. Now, copy down that Network path. It should look similar to this.
Now go back to Click on map network drive. Give it a drive letter, and then write down the network path EXACTLY like how you copied it down. Press reconnect on sign-in, and press use different credentials assuming you have a different password/username combo on your other computer. If all goes well, you should be up and running.
answered Sep 18 '12 at 14:38
DJ Scooby Doo
You need to create a network share on the "server" then mount that as a network drive on the other computer.
answered Sep 18 '12 at 14:55