Add LAN access WM6.1 RRS feed

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  • It would be nice if I was able to access PC's on my local network to copy files to my smartphone and even sync. Kind of like a reagular PC where you type \\computer\c$ and access the files and folders on that drive. But for now I have to spend 15 minutes or more rooting through cables trying to find the one for my shadow 2009 so I can plug it into my laptop to transfer files.

    With lan access I would be done in about 3 minutes.

    I would appreciate if microsft would add this function

    Bryan Stahl MCP MCSA MCSE
    Monday, April 6, 2009 8:27 PM

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  • Bryan, you can already access PC's on your local network to copy files, but not to sync (syncing capability was perceived as a security risk and removed with WM5.0).  All you have to do is set up your PCs and related folders to be shared, log in to the network where all these computers are from your windows mobile device, then open up File Explorer on the windows mobile device, tap Menu > Go To > Open Path > enter the computer name on the network you wish to access.  (works great on my HTC Fuze)

    See this article, Pocket PC Networking , for more information.
    Prof Julie, Microsoft MVP Mobile Devices | http://frommypocket.pocketprimer.com/
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:43 PM
  • My File explore dosn't have the "Open path" option. I allso tryed useing internet explorer and it dosn't reconize \\computer as a valid url address.



    Bryan Stahl MCP MCSA MCSE

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 9:22 PM
  • Bryan,

    What device do you have?  Does it have a touchscreen or not (that could make a difference) 

    You won't be able to use Internet Explorer for this, but there are third-party applications you could use instead of File Explorer:

    • Total Commander:  I have used this FREE file explorer for a couple of years and it is one of the first applications I install to a windows mobile device
    • Resco Explorer:  I have not used Resco File Explorer, but I know many people who do and love this application

    Prof Julie, Microsoft MVP Mobile Devices | http://frommypocket.pocketprimer.com/
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 11:12 PM
  • I have a Shadow 2009 with WM 6.1 Standard. Its not a touch screen.

    I downloaded Total Comander, Resco and a few other explorer apps prior to starting this post.
    When I tried to install them it errored out and stated it was not compatible with my device. I'm assuming it is because the CPU in my shadow is an OMAPV.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Bryan Stahl MCP MCSA MCSE
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:18 PM
  • Did you download the Smartphone version of this software?  The Pocket PC version won't work and you would get an error message if you tried to install it, but I just check both Total Commander and Resco and they both offer Smartphone versions - it is old terminology that is no longer precisely accurate, but Smartphone version are for devices that do not have a touch screen and Pocket PC version are for those devices that have a touch screen.
    Prof Julie, Microsoft MVP Mobile Devices | http://frommypocket.pocketprimer.com/
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 12:06 AM
  • Thanks for the help Julie!

    I went back to the Total Commander web site and looked around and noticed that I did download the rong install file.
    I installed the right install file and I'm able to atlest FTP with it. Luckly I'm running Server 2000 in my house for my web site and Domain so I set up an FTP server with virtual directorys. It's not exactly what I was looking for but now I don't have to root around for the USB cable. I was hoping for something that I could hit any pc with so I wouldn't have to carry a jump drive all the time. Well beggers can't be choosey.

    Thanks again
    Bryan Stahl MCP MCSA MCSE 
    Friday, April 10, 2009 1:51 AM