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How to Share Files Between Computers on Different Networks

  • July 26, 2022
  • Author: V2 Cloud

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How to Share Files Between Computers on Different Networks

In this tutorial, you will learn how to share files between computers on different Networks in three ways. They are external storage drives, computer internal hard disks, and cloud platforms.

File sharing across computers using different networks depends on factors such as distance between the computers and the file size. The term “different network" means computers run on different types of networks. For example, Computer A runs on a Local Area Network LAN while Computer B runs on Storage-Area Network.

Transferring files in this setup is different when both computers use the same network. Although it seems sophisticated, the methods used are straightforward. This tutorial will teach us how to share files between computers running on different networks.

Share Files Using an External Storage Drive

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An external storage device is the best option if both computers are nearby or there is an efficient way of transporting the storage drive to the other computer. However, transferring large data might not be possible without capable storage media. Also, you can’t easily correct errors for computers limited by location.


Insert the external storage device into Computer A

Copy all the data you need


Insert the external storage device into Computer B

Paste the data into a selected folder.


If the file you want to transfer is large, consider using an external hard drive. Among the different types of hard drives available, SSD types are the fastest. Also, use a high-speed flash drive if the computers have a USB 3.0 port.

Share Files Using the computer Internal Hard Disk

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Share files using the computer’s internal hard disk if both computers have an eSATA port or a SATA slot. It is a good method for the fast transfer of files without file size restrictions. However, this method is unsuitable for computers limited by location, as you can’t easily correct errors in data transfer, and you have to plug and unplug devices all the time. Therefore, we will not recommend this way.

Share Files Using a Cloud Storage

This is suitable for computers running on different networks that are far from each other. You can use many cloud services depending on price, accessibility, and level of sophistication. Common examples are Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive


Register on any of the cloud storage service provider

Login in to your already created account


Upload the files on Computer A into the cloud storage

Wait until the process is complete


Login to your cloud storage account on Computer B

Download the files

Cloud storage is cheap. However, it depends on the internet, which determines the time transfer takes.

Share Files Using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the perfect way to share files between computers on different networks, especially for business owners. Cloud computing allows a computer on different networks to store, manage, and process data on remote servers. Since the data is on the remote servers, each computer can connect to the cloud server, and file-sharing can occur.

V2 Cloud offers you the best way to share files

Sharing files on computers running on different devices has never been easy with cloud computing. With V2 Cloud, two computers can share files across a virtual desktop. V2 Cloud offers a cloud desktop infrastructure without hidden charges and a complicated setup.

Instead, you have access to unequal user experience and performance. Get started with a risk-free 7-day trial, and experience the simplicity, scalability, and power of V2 Cloud.

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