How to transfer files between computers
Photos, music & documents are quickly shared between local and remote computers, including from attached USB devices. You can transfer files easily and securely between the local and remote desktop through firewalls, and we don't place any limitations on the size of files you want to transfer. Read on to find out how to send and grab files...
To send files both ways, you will need NoMachine installed as illustrated here.
Downloading a file from the remote computer
- Start a connection from your computer or device to the remote computer you want to access and click on the !M icon to bring up the menu. This is called the Monitor.
Fig. 1 - Click on the !M icon on the remote desktop to bring up the menu
- Click on ‘Transfer a file’.
- Click on 'Download file from the server' to transfer a file to the device from which you are connecting (Fig. 2).
Fig. 2 - Select 'Download file from the server' to transfer to your local PC or Mac
- The explorer of the remote machine will pop up to allow you to navigate the folders to select the file you want to transfer (Fig. 3).
Fig. 3 - Select a file from the remote file manager to transfer to your local PC or Mac
- Next a second dialog will pop up to let you choose the destination folder on your local PC or Mac where you want to save the file which you are about to transfer (Fig. 4).
Fig. 4 - Choose where to save the file on your local PC or Mac
- You're done! You will now be able to access the newly transferred file on your local computer by selecting 'Show transfer status' from the Monitor (Fig. 5).
Fig. 5 - Select 'Show transfer status' of the local desktop monitor to view all transfers