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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

Step 1: Connect to the remote computer

  • Start a connection from your computer to the remote computer you want to access and click on the !M icon to bring up the menu. This is called the Monitor.

Click on the NoMachine !M icon on the remote desktop to bring up the menu
Fig. 1 - Click on the !M icon on the remote desktop to bring up the menu

Step 2: Choose the file you want to transfer

  • Click on 'Download a file from the server' to transfer a file from the machine to which you are connected to your PC or Mac (Fig. 2).

Select 'Download a file from the server' to transfer to your local PC or Mac
Fig. 2 - Select 'Download a file from the server' to transfer to your local PC or Mac

  • The explorer will pop up to allow you to navigate the folders to select the file you want to transfer (Fig. 3).

Select a file from the remote file manager to transfer to your local PC or Mac
Fig. 3 - Select a file from the remote file manager to transfer to your local PC or Mac

Step 3: Choose the destination folder

  • Next a second dialog will pop up to let you choose the destination folder on your PC or Mac where you want to save the file which you are about to transfer (Fig. 4).

Choose the folder where you want to save the file on your local PC or Mac
Fig. 4 - Choose where to save the file on your local PC or Mac

Step 4: File transfer complete

  • You're done! You will now be able to access the newly transferred file on your local computer by selecting 'Show the transfer status' from the Monitor (Fig. 5).

Select 'Show the transfer status' of the local desktop monitor to view all transfers
Fig. 5 - Select 'Show the transfer status' of the local desktop monitor to view all transfers

Uploading a file to the remote computer

Step 1: Connect to the remote computer

  • Start a connection from your device to the remote computer and click on the !M icon of the remote desktop to bring up its menu (Fig. 6)

Click on the Monitor of the remote desktop to bring up the menu
Fig. 6 - Click on the Monitor of the remote desktop to bring up the menu

Step 2: Choose the file you want to transfer

  • Click on 'Send a file from the client'
  • Choose 'To this computer' which is the remote computer to which you have just connected (Fig. 7)

Selecting 'To this computer' will start the transfer of the file from the local client machine to the remote one
Fig. 7 - Selecting 'To this computer' will start the transfer of the file from the local client machine to the remote one

  • The local file manager/explorer will pop up to allow you to navigate the folders of your local computer to select the file you want to transfer (Fig. 8).

Select the local file you want to transfer to the remote desktop
Fig. 8 - Select the local file you want to transfer to the remote desktop

Step 3: Choose the destination folder

  • Next, a second dialog will pop up to let you choose the destination folder on the remote PC or Mac where you want to save the file which you are about to transfer (Fig. 9).

Choose the destination folder on the remote desktop where you would like to transfer the new file
Fig. 9 - Choose the destination folder on the remote desktop where you would like to transfer the new file

Step 4: File transfer complete

  • You're done! You will now be able to access the newly transferred file on your remote computer by selecting 'Show the transfer status' from the Monitor (Fig. 10).

Clicking 'Show the transfer status' on remote desktop monitor will show you the status of all transfers to your remote computer
Fig. 10 - Clicking 'Show the transfer status' on remote desktop monitor will show you the status of all transfers to your remote computer