Forget Something at Home or the Office? Parallels Access Can Help: Part 1


Tell me if any of these situations sound familiar:

These have certainly all happened to me—and with increasing frequency as I get older and older.

To help cure these common ills, I’ll show you how the new Universal File Manager in Parallels Access 2.5 can assist you in each scenario. The File Manager is available in the iOS client for Parallels Access, so I’ll be using my iPad to demonstrate these tasks.

In today’s post, we’ll be covering Scenario 1. Stay tuned for posts covering Scenarios 2 and 3 in this series in the following weeks.

 

Scenario 1: You left a file behind at home.

Here, with screenshots, is how to use Parallels Access to find a file on your home computer while you’re still at work or on the road.

Connect to your home computer with Parallels Access, then click on the folder icon to use the Universal File Manager (Fig. 1).

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Figure 1: Connect File Manager To Home Computer

Navigate to the folder where you stored the file by using the directory list on the left and the icons in the main view in the center of the screen (Fig. 2).

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Figure 2: Navigate To The File

You now have several options:

Let’s copy the file to your iPad by following these steps:

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Figure 3: Prepare To Copy

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Figure 4: Paste To Local Storage

Now that the file is on your iPad, you can copy it to any other app that accepts the same file type. Let’s assume you want to edit the file in PowerPoint for iPad.

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Figure 5: Tap On File And Export

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Figure 6: Change To Dropbox

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Figure 7: Scroll To Folder

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Figure 8: Save

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Figure 9: Launch PPT and Open From Dropbox

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Figure 10: File Opens In PPT for Editing

Well, that was how to use the new Universal File Manager in Parallels Access 2.5 for Scenario 1accidentally leaving your file you need at home. Don’t forget to stay tuned for Scenarios 2 and 3 in the series, coming soon.

Have you tried Parallels Access 2.5 yet? Tell us in a comment, or feel free to reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter!

 

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