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Monday, April 11, 2016

TransferOnLan - Sharing between 2 (or more) computers

We are used to use a usb or stick to transfer files from one computer to another. But is there a faster way? Is there a way of sharing a file when connected to the same network (house or school) ? Yes there is. One can try it. If you are moving or copying files from one location to another, the process is fairly simple.

In a heterogeneous network environment, one has to configure numerous sharing options to ensure seamless file sharing between systems running different operating systems. In this hectic and busy life, no one has the time to configure complicated settings to get the things worked and everyone is looking for rather simple solutions, for everyday computer work. We have found a handy solution that might help you out in transferring files between computers with distinct OS environment.

Labelled as Transfer on LAN, it is a cross-platform utility (ie various operating systems) that allows users to transfer files without having to configure any type of file sharing options, and therefore suitable for heterogeneous network environment. The application lets you specify custom computer identification name for sharing files with others. Additionally, it comes with an option to hide system name from its list, so that other connected clients can’t identify your system. More details after the jump.

The application sports quite a simple UI (ie what you see is what you get), but its also very easy to use. In order to enable seamless sharing between PC’s, you need to install Transfer On LAN on all the machines that require sharing files. After installation, head over to Preferences tab to specify User name, Destination, Avatar image and Sound. You can change the Language, Appearance, Username, and Destination Folder. If you want to hide system name from others, uncheck Appear in the List of users option. When settings are in place, click Apply and move to Users tab.

If you want to download it, it’s here. If you want to learn about it, a written explanation is here. For videos we have this.