Transfer files when Firewall is open

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I am planning to change my network settings because I am about to move into a new house with my roommates next week. I am using a laptop and a desktop with Windows 7 as their operating system. I decided to bring them into my new dorm so that I can access my important files coming from my laptop to my desktop. Moreover, I still wanted to have an access of the file manager from the network section of it located on the left panel. I thought that if I open my firewall I cannot have access from it. The only way to have access to it is to close my firewall. Is there any way to transfer the files on my desktop to my laptop when my firewall is open? Please help me as this is urgent so that I can prepare moving into my new dorm. Thank you!

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Transfer files when Firewall is open


Hello Harvey,

You can use a peer to peer connection between the laptop and the desktop to transfer your files from your laptop to the desktop.

All you will have to do is use a network cable to connect the two computers together, and once you have done you will assign IP addresses for them. But before that make sure the two computers are on the same domain. You will just give IP addresses for the computers and leave the subnet mask, gateway and DNS and then make sure that you have turned network discovery and public folder sharing on the computers on.

You will need to access the public folder on the desktop through my network places on then laptop and paste your files there.

Hope this helps.


Lee Hung


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