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Access a file sharing from Windows® and MyCrypNet

If you want to access remote files from Windows® through a MyCrypNet network this tutorial is for you.

Access a file sharing from Windows® and MyCrypNet

To have more general informations on how a file sharing works, how to create a file sharing server or how to install it on other operating systems, take a look here.

How to access a shared folder from a Windows® computer

On the system that will access the shared folder, open a File Explorer. In the address bar, enter the name of the MyCrypNet access that shares the folder, preceded by 2 backslashes. In this example, the MyCrypNet access that shares the folder is OFFICE-DESKTOP (according to the naming convention available here). You must enter in the address bar: \\OFFICE-DESKTOP Validate the request with the “Enter” key, or with the arrow button on the right. An authentication window opens, asking to log in with both a username (ALICE, according to the naming convention available here) and a password (ALICE-PASSWORD). Once authentication is successful, you can access the list of shares and read the files. This makes it possible to use the built-in file-sharing feature of Windows®, without installing third-party software and preserving all the benefits of your MyCrypNet private network: security, speed and simplicity.

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