Many people own more than one computer these days–a laptop for portability and a desktop for home use. Syncing these two computers together in a local network configuration will allow you to share information and files between devices. This way you will not need to copy information to an external device such as a CD or flash drive and install it on another computer. This task can be completed with computer software.
Click on the “Start” menu on one of the computers if you have Windows 7 or Vista and right-click on the “Computer” tab. It does not matter which computer you do this on. If your operating system is Windows XP or older, you should select “Start” then click on the “My Computer” tab.
Choose “Properties” and then select “Change Setting,” beneath the “Computer Name” tab if you have Windows 7 or Vista. Click on “Properties, select the “Computer Name” menu and click “Change” for Windows XP or older.
Type in “HOMESYNC” in the “Workgroup” field and click on the “OK” button.
Repeat the first three steps for the other computer.
Reboot the two computers. Click on “Start” and select “Network” on both computers. You will now be able to open a file on one computer and view it on the other.