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This article is surely going to be a great help to access and control a computer remotely from another computer by installing remote desktop software on both the computers. Once installed on both computers,one computer can be set as a “host” computer, allowing it to be controlled by another computer from anywhere, so long as both computers are connected to the internet, are powered on, and have the proper software installed. There are some “Free to Use” softwares available on the Internet which will help in accessing another computer remotely. And these softwares are easy to use. By following this guide you will be easily able to access another computer.

Method 1 :-

TeamViewer

  • Go to the TeamViewer download site on the computer you want to access. Go to https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/ in the preferred browser. TeamViewer will detect automatically the operating system .
    • If TeamViewer incorrectly determines the operating system, click on computer’s OS in the row of options in the middle of the page.

  • Scroll down and click Download TeamViewerIt’s a green button near the top of  prompts the TeamViewer setup file to begin downloading to your computer.
  • Double-click the TeamViewer file. On Windows, this is a setup file called “TeamViewer Setup”, while Mac users will double-click the “TeamViewer.dmg” file.

Install TeamViewer. To do so:-

  • Windows – Check the “Installation to access this computer remotely” box, check the “Personal / Non-commercial use” box, and click Accept – Finish.

  • Mac – Double-click the installer package, click OK, open the Apple menu , click System Preferences, click Security and Privacy, click Open Anyway next to the “TeamViewer” message, and click Open when prompted. Follow the on-screen prompts.

  • View your computer’s ID. On the left side of the TeamViewer window, you’ll see a “Your ID” section beneath the “Allow Remote Control” heading. This ID is required to access the host computer.
  • Create a custom password. To do so:
  1. Hover over the current password.
  2. Click the circular arrow left of the password.
  3. Click Set personal passwordin the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter preferred password into the “Password” and “Confirm password” fields.
  5. Click OK
  • Download, install, and open TeamViewer on your second computer. This should be the computer that will be used to access the host computer.
    • TeamViewer can also be downloaded on iPhone or Anroid.
  • Enter the first computer’s ID into the “Partner ID” field. This field is on the right side of the TeamViewer window, just below the “Control Remote Computer” heading.
  • Make sure “Remote Control” is checked. If not, click the circle to the left of this option. 
  • Click Connect to partnerIt’s near the bottom of the TeamViewer window.

 

  • Enter the password. This is the password set in the “Allow Remote Control” section of TeamViewer on the host computer. 
  • Click Log OnIt’s at the bottom of the TeamViewer Authentication window.
  • View connected computer’s screen. After a brief moment, the first computer’s screen will appear in the TeamViewer window on the second computer’s screen.
  • Once on the host computer’s screen, you can interact with it as though it were your own computer.
  • To disconnect, click the at the top of the TeamViewer window.

Method 2 :-

Chrome Remote Desktop

  • Open Google Chrome. It’s a red, green, yellow, and blue sphere-shaped app. Do this on the host computer.
  • If Chrome is not installed on your machine, install it first.

  • Click ADD TO CHROMEThis blue button is in the upper-right corner of the Chrome Remote Desktop window.
  • Click Add appwhen prompted. This will install the Chrome Remote Desktop app in your Chrome browser and open the Chrome Apps page in a new tab when finished.
  • Click Chrome Remote DesktopIt’s an image of two computer monitors with the Google Chrome icon on one of them.
  • If the Chrome Apps page doesn’t open type chrome://appsinto the Chrome address bar and press  Enter.
  • Authorize Chrome Remote Desktop. This step will vary based on your browser settings, likely needed to select a Google account to use, then click ALLOW.
  • Click Get startedClick the Get started button below the My Computers heading.
  • Click Enable remote connectionsIt’s in the bottom-right corner of the window.
  • Click Accept and Install when prompted. It’s a blue button near the bottom of the pop-up window. Doing so will download a setup file (Windows) or a DMG file (Mac) onto the computer.
  • Depending on Chrome settings, first select a download location and click Save.
  • Install the Chrome Remote Desktop app.
  • Windows– Double-click the Chrome setup file, then click Yes when prompted.
  • Mac– Double-click the DMG file. Click Okay on the pop-up window, then open the Apple menu , click System Preferences, click Security and Privacy, click Open Anyway next to the “chromeremotedesktophost” message, and click Openwhen prompted. Click and drag the Chrome file onto the Applications folder.
  • Open the Chrome Remote Desktop app. Go back to the Chrome apps page and click Chrome Remote Desktop to reopen the app if necessary.
  • Enter a six-digit PIN twice. Do this in the “PIN” and “Re-type PIN” fields.
  • Click OKDoing so will enable remote connections on the host computer, meaning that the computer is now ready to be accessed by another computer.
  • Download, install, and open Google Remote Desktop on the second computer. This should be the computer one wants to use to connect to the host computer. Make sure the same Google account is logged into on the second computer as on the host computer.
  • Click computer’s name. It will be beneath the “My Computers” heading.
  • Enter the six-digit PIN, then click ConnectThis is the PIN set for the host computer.
  • Use the remote computer. Host computer’s display will be shown in your Google Chrome browser.
  • A slight delay may occur when performing actions on the host computer, as commands need to be sent through the internet in order to reach it.
  • Click the Disconnect button in the top menu to end the connection.
  • Use the Send Keys button to send key commands to the host computer, such as Ctrl+Alt+Del and ⎙ Print Screen.

Method 3 :-

Windows Remote Desktop 

  • Open Start on the host PC. Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen, or press ⊞ Win.
  • Click Settings . It’s in the lower-left side of the Start window.
  • Click SystemThis computer-shaped icon is near the top of the Settings page.
  • Scroll down and click the About. It’s at the bottom of the column of options on the left side of the window.
  • Scroll with your cursor hovering over this column. 
  • Note computer’s name. It’s at the top of the page, right next to the “PC name” heading. The second computer is to be connected to this one.
  • Click System infoIt’s beneath the “Related settings” heading in the top-right corner of the page.
  • This option may also be at the bottom of the page if the Windows 10 Creator version isn’t updated to.
  • Click Advanced system settingsIt’s in the upper-left side of the System window.
  • Click the Remote This option is in the top-right corner of the System Properties window.
  • Check the “Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer” box. It’s below the “Remote Assistance” heading in the middle of the page.
  • If this box is checked, don’t have to change anything.
  • Click OK, then exit the System window. This will save the settings.
  • Scroll up and click Power & sleepThis tab is near the top of the column of options on the left side of the Settings window.
  • Click both drop-down menus and select Never for each of them. This will prevent the host computer from going to sleep or shutting down when the remote connection is on.
  • Open Remote Desktop on the second computer. To do so:
  • Windows – Open Start, type in remote desktop connection, and click the Remote Desktop Connection app.
  • Mac – Download Microsoft Remote Desktop from the App Store, open Launchpad, and click the orange Microsoft Remote Desktop app.
  • Enter the host computer’s name. Do so in the “Computer:” field near the top of the Remote Desktop window.
  • On Mac, first click + New in the top-left corner of the app window, then enter the computer’s name in the “PC Name” field.
  • Type the host computer’s IP address into the computer’s name field.
  • Click ConnectIt’s at the bottom of the Remote Desktop window. When the connection is made, the host computer’s display will appear in a window on computer.
  • On Mac, double-click the connection name just created in the My Desktops drop-down list.

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