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File Sharing Configuration

You might need a nerd if…

  • You struggle to keep track of duplicate files
  • You’d like to store music and photos in one handy location
  • You are sick of using flash drives to transfer your files
File sharing It is the distant past. 1999. Dinosaurs roam the land and humankind is locked in a desperate battle to survive. Transferring files between computers is a painfully slow and inefficient process involving an ancient and inefficient device known as a “flash drive”. Life in this perilous time is nasty, brutish and short. While history may not be our strong suit, one undeniably true aspect of this grim story of human survival is that transferring files using a flash drive is just … dumb. There are so many unnecessary steps! First you create a copy of the file and put it on a portable device. Then you physically move to another computer and transfer that file across, creating another copy of the file in the process. It isn’t just slow, it creates unnecessary duplicate files and the more this happens the harder it gets to keep track of which file is the current one. Flash forward to the present day and we have a much better option: file sharing.   File sharing happens when you configure your home network of devices to access a central repository of files. Suddenly you’re no longer having to move files around. They’re simply there to be accessed by anyone who needs them.   There’s no need to be living like it’s 1999! Nerds On Call can configure your home network for file sharing. Just call us at 1-800-919-6373 or fill out our contact form.

A few ways file sharing can make your life a lot easier

Here are two ways file sharing is going to make home computing so much better.

Better ways to collaborate  

Once you have a file sharing network in your home it becomes much easier to share information. Let’s say you are researching a home project. With a file sharing setup, you could simply create a folder and drop all your shared files into one location. It’s there for anyone in the house to access and enhance. File sharing

Sharing photos

This one can be a real game-changer. Most people these days have smartphones. An inevitable byproduct is a proliferation of photos. They add up fast! If all those pictures are being stored in different locations it’s incredibly easy to lose track. With a file sharing network, all those photos can get dropped into one neat location. Any work done to categorize and curate those photos will benefit everyone! Suddenly things become a lot less chaotic.

Nerds On Call can make it happen

We offer a file sharing configuration service. We can come to your home and set all your computers and mobile devices to access the same shared resource. We’ll then provide you with clear instructions on how to use and maintain it.   Imagine the joy you’ll feel to cast off your flash drives and take your first steps into a file sharing nirvana. Just call us at 1-800-919-6373 or fill out our contact form. We’ll be delighted to help.  

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Questions nerds often hear about File Sharing Configuration

Do I need special equipment?

There are a few ways to set up a shared file location but they can usually be configured with no or minimal additional hardware. Shared locations can be set up on an existing computer hard drive. They can also be directly linked to routers in some situations.


Is it expensive to set up?

Every home network is different so prices vary. Having said that, it is typically not a huge job for us to get a file sharing system up and running.