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Old December 13th 06, 08:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.networking,comp.sys.laptops
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ps.com...
I need to set up a logical drive on my computer that my laptop can see
via the internet. The computer is running Windows XP Pro, and the
laptop is running Windows 98SE. Can Windows do this, or is there
freeware to do this?

(I can't network the computers directly without more hardware, and I
don't want to install stuff and distrurb the deleted files on the
laptop - I want to install as little software as necessary).

I need to recover files from a laptop that were accidently deleted. I
have an application that sees the files, and can restore them to
another drive. If I could only make it so the laptop sees an "E" drive
that's actually a directory on my computer - through the internet.

(I can't network the computers directly without more hardware, and I
don't want to install stuff and distrurb the deleted files on the
laptop - I want to install as little software as necessary).


Are you not able to temporarily remove the drive from the laptop? If so,
you could connect it to your other PC via a USB/IDE cable (by far the best
option)

If not, you can connect the 2 PCs together provided both have either an
Ethernet port (crossed cable required) or both have a firewire port
(standard cable required). Neither requires any software to be installed as
both versions of windows supports networking on both systems as supplied,
but it will trigger a registry update on connection which presents a small
risk of your deleted files being overwritten. If either of these interfaces
are not present on both machines, then there is no way of networking them
without installing additional hardware. Even installing an Ethernet or
firewire card will trigger the installation of the appropriate drivers, with
the corresponding risk of overwriting the required files.

If you are able to network them, then both machines require different
computer names and different IP addresses, but contrary to common opinion,
do not have to members of the same workgroup.


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Old December 14th 06, 07:48 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.networking,comp.sys.laptops
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"Barry Watzman" wrote in message
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Creating a drive that can be seen on the local network is easy, but
creating one that can be seen over the internet (e.g. from anywhere in the
entire world) is a whole different matter.

Why don't you just use a USB hard drive or a USB flash drive? Since you
are using Windows 98SE, you will need drivers to see the USB device, but
most of these things do have the drivers available. Alternatively, for
the one-time purpose of data recovery only, you can network the laptop and
the desktop together with nothing more than a crossover cable.


How will this give access to the deleted file(s) he is trying to recover?
There is also a small risk that the driver may overwrite the file.


wrote:
I need to set up a logical drive on my computer that my laptop can see
via the internet. The computer is running Windows XP Pro, and the
laptop is running Windows 98SE. Can Windows do this, or is there
freeware to do this?

(I can't network the computers directly without more hardware, and I
don't want to install stuff and distrurb the deleted files on the
laptop - I want to install as little software as necessary).

I need to recover files from a laptop that were accidently deleted. I
have an application that sees the files, and can restore them to
another drive. If I could only make it so the laptop sees an "E" drive
that's actually a directory on my computer - through the internet.

(I can't network the computers directly without more hardware, and I
don't want to install stuff and distrurb the deleted files on the
laptop - I want to install as little software as necessary).

Any help greatly appreciated.



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Old April 27th 11, 11:43 AM posted to alt.windows98
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I need to set up a logical drive on my computer that my laptop can see
via the internet. The computer is running Windows XP Pro, and the
laptop is running Windows 98SE. Can Windows do this, or is there
freeware to do this?

(I can't network the computers directly without more hardware, and I
don't want to install stuff and distrurb the deleted files on the
laptop - I want to install as little software as necessary).

I need to recover files from a laptop that were accidently deleted. I
have an application that sees the files, and can restore them to
another drive. If I could only make it so the laptop sees an "E" drive
that's actually a directory on my computer - through the internet.

(I can't network the computers directly without more hardware, and I
don't want to install stuff and distrurb the deleted files on the
laptop - I want to install as little software as necessary).

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Old April 27th 11, 11:43 AM posted to alt.windows98
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wrote:

I need to set up a logical drive on my computer that my laptop can see
via the internet. The computer is running Windows XP Pro, and the
laptop is running Windows 98SE. Can Windows do this, or is there
freeware to do this?

(I can't network the computers directly without more hardware, and I
don't want to install stuff and distrurb the deleted files on the
laptop - I want to install as little software as necessary).

I need to recover files from a laptop that were accidently deleted. I
have an application that sees the files, and can restore them to
another drive. If I could only make it so the laptop sees an "E" drive
that's actually a directory on my computer - through the internet.

To map a directory via internet you can use an ftpserver/netdrive
combination. The are lots of lightweight freeware ftpservers out there, and
netdrive is a driver created by Novell (freeware), which maps a driveletter
on a ftpserver.

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Old April 27th 11, 11:43 AM posted to alt.windows98
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Creating a drive that can be seen on the local network is easy, but
creating one that can be seen over the internet (e.g. from anywhere in
the entire world) is a whole different matter.

Why don't you just use a USB hard drive or a USB flash drive? Since you
are using Windows 98SE, you will need drivers to see the USB device, but
most of these things do have the drivers available. Alternatively, for
the one-time purpose of data recovery only, you can network the laptop
and the desktop together with nothing more than a crossover cable.


wrote:
I need to set up a logical drive on my computer that my laptop can see
via the internet. The computer is running Windows XP Pro, and the
laptop is running Windows 98SE. Can Windows do this, or is there
freeware to do this?

(I can't network the computers directly without more hardware, and I
don't want to install stuff and distrurb the deleted files on the
laptop - I want to install as little software as necessary).

I need to recover files from a laptop that were accidently deleted. I
have an application that sees the files, and can restore them to
another drive. If I could only make it so the laptop sees an "E" drive
that's actually a directory on my computer - through the internet.

(I can't network the computers directly without more hardware, and I
don't want to install stuff and distrurb the deleted files on the
laptop - I want to install as little software as necessary).

Any help greatly appreciated.


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Old April 27th 11, 11:43 AM posted to alt.windows98
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On Wed, 13 Dec 2006 10:07:08 -0500, Barry Watzman
wrote:

Creating a drive that can be seen on the local network is easy, but
creating one that can be seen over the internet (e.g. from anywhere in
the entire world) is a whole different matter.


Actually, it is *exactly* the same. There is no difference at all.


Jim.

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Old April 27th 11, 11:43 AM posted to alt.windows98
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"James Egan" wrote in message
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Actually, it is *exactly* the same. There is no difference at all.


There is... you go through at least one (and probably dozens) of routers if
you're trying to access a drive over the Internet. Although "the Internet at
large" will generally pass any TCP/IP traffic on any port, it's not at all
unusual that particular ISPs have some ports blocked or that, if the machine
in question is behind a NAT gateway, the NAT isn't configured to route the
appropriate ports to the appropriate machine on the LAN.

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Old April 27th 11, 11:43 AM posted to alt.windows98
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On Wed, 13 Dec 2006 08:24:13 -0800, "Joel Kolstad"
wrote:

There is...


No there isn't.

you go through at least one (and probably dozens) of routers if
you're trying to access a drive over the Internet.


So what? He doesn't have to configure anything differently because of
this.

Although "the Internet at
large" will generally pass any TCP/IP traffic on any port, it's not at all
unusual that particular ISPs have some ports blocked


Well if Bellsouth block the netbios ports then I guess he's unlucky.
However, they probably don't.

or that, if the machine
in question is behind a NAT gateway, the NAT isn't configured to route the
appropriate ports to the appropriate machine on the LAN.


If that were the case he would probably already have a local network
and wouldn't be asking this question.

If he has equipment like that to traverse, it is simple enough to
configure and has no bearing at all on the fact that the configuration
of his pc to share files over the Internet is *exactly* the same as it
is sharing over a LAN.


Jim.

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Old April 27th 11, 11:43 AM posted to alt.windows98
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Barry Watzman wrote:
Creating a drive that can be seen on the local network is easy, but
creating one that can be seen over the internet (e.g. from anywhere in
the entire world) is a whole different matter.

Why don't you just use a USB hard drive or a USB flash drive? Since you
are using Windows 98SE, you will need drivers to see the USB device, but
most of these things do have the drivers available. Alternatively, for
the one-time purpose of data recovery only, you can network the laptop
and the desktop together with nothing more than a crossover cable.



Hmmm. Good idea. Thanks. Would you recommend a Lexar or Swivel flash
drive (that's what's at the store by my house). The old PIII laptop
has USB 1.1 and Win98SE. Both manufacturers says the drives work with
98 and USB 1.1 (they are USB 2.0 drives).

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