"Dave Patrick" <DSPatrick@nospam.gmail.com> wrote in message
> Look at using ftp protocol.
I wasn't really looking for anything that elaborate, but thanks anyway. Ya,
I've been searching for how to share files between me and my friends on the
internet with minimal overhead. I've seen all the commercial programs but
I've heard you can do it simply through Windows Explorer (not talking about
Internet Explorer). I have my public folder set up but I just need to
figure out how someone else on the internet can bring up Windows Explorer,
view my public folder, and transfer files.
With Windows Vista, Microsoft gives an example of opening their public
folder with Windows Explorer. Simply open Windows Explorer, go to the
address bar and type ftp://ftp.microsoft.com
. This adds Microsoft's public
download folder to your folders in Windows Explorer. If I could do this
with my friends on the internet, transferring large files would be SO much
easier! Can I give other people this kind of access to my public folder
over a cable internet connection without buying extra software?