How can I connect a netbook with a desktop computer for sharing documents?

Md. Sad-Bin Alam August 28, 2011
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I have an Asus Eee PC (netbook). I want to share my documents from my desktop computer to the netbook. How can I do that? Can I do that with a USB cable? I use Windows 7 on both the netbook and desktop computer.

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  1. jhpot
    August 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    There's a lot of great information above. I hope it's helpful. 

    Your best best is to use the Windows file sharing, if both machines are using Windows. Find more details in your control panel.

    If this ends up seeming really geeky and generally not in English, I highly recommend Dropbox. This program makes it very easy to move files from one computer to another:

    http://dropbox.com/

    Let me know if you get lost. 

    • Aibek
      September 4, 2011 at 7:36 am

      I second using Dropbox as well, it's deinitiely one of the easiest to setup and requires almost no technical knowledge. The only requirement is that both your netbook and desktop should eb connected to the internet.

      For all possible things you can do with Dropbox check our MakeUseOf Dropbox guide.
      http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/download-using-the-magic-pocket-a-dropbox-guide

  2. Anonymous
    August 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

    should first make the two computers in the same network. To set up the home network for sharing folders and files, please refer to the instructions in the following articles:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Setting-up-a-home-network
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ZA/windows7/Networking-home-computers-running-different-versions-of-Windows

    go to run and type:  network sharing 

    Once the home network is established,read this feature (Homegroup) )in Windows 7:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/homegroup

    Add synctoy (not supported in Windows 7 Home Premium!!)
    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=15155