Wondering about this, could someone help?

shaddy101June 25, 2013

I belong to a file sharing group, and to share, it must be on the desktop for access. I am seeing a lot of disk usage by this particular file, cuz it is quite large, and wonder, if I were to put it on a USB stick, and plug it in, would I be able to access it without being on the desktop? Or, do I have to put it out there each time I am online for the sharing? Inquiring minds want to know.
I think I already know the answer, just want verification is all. Many thanks!
Shaddy

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owbist

You allow strangers access to your computer?

I would assume any software used directs people to your desktop only (hopefully) so moving it elsewhere would likely make it unavailable to others.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 3:26PM
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azinoh

Even if they aren't strangers, I wonder how you can ever be sure that a member of the group hasn't had their computer compromised...which might make your computer vulnerable. Based only on whats been posted, this has so many bad possibilities it staggers the imagination.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 3:54PM
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emma

I have never used sharing, I figured it's only for the people in your house, children for example or if I am using my laptop and need something from my desktop???

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 5:17PM
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