How to Perform Remote File Transfer - 7 Quick Ways

How can we make remote file transfer easier? This article provides seven quick and secure ways to transfer files, including cloud services. Follow our step-by-step guide to get started.

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The need for remote file transfer is becoming increasingly common in today's digital age. Whether you're working from home, need to access office files, or share documents with a team spread across different locations, remote file transfer is the key to ensuring your work continues smoothly without geographical barriers.

In this article, EaseUS will show you how to perform remote file transfer in 7 quick and simple ways. Rest assured, these methods are designed to be user-friendly and easy to follow, ensuring that you can implement them without any hassle.


How to Perform Remote File Transfer - 7 Safe Tools

When it comes to remote file transfer, safety, speed, and ease of use are paramount. Let's go through the seven tools to see how they can help you transfer files remotely one by one.

Method 1. EaseUS Todo PCTrans

Countless tools are available for remote file transfer, each offering unique advantages and limitations. Choosing the best tool and solution can be difficult. But don't worry—we will simplify this job for you. There's a perfect solution for everyone!

EaseUS Todo PCTrans is your one-stop shop for effortless file transfer across devices. This powerful software boasts a dedicated "Fast File Transfer" feature, breaking geographical limitations and letting you easily share files. EaseUS Todo PCTrans is ideal for beginners, with a user-friendly interface that guides you through the entire process.

Pros of using EaseUS Todo PCTrans:

  • Safety: Encryption Transfer ensures your files are securely transferred.
  • Fast: Quickly moves files without long wait times.
  • Compatibility: Works seamlessly across different devices and operating systems.

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Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both of your computers. Choose "PC to PC" to go to the next step.

Step 2. Make sure you have chosen the right transfer direction.

"New" - Move data from old computer to current new computer.

"Old" - Move data from current old n computer to remote new computer.


Step 3. Connect two PCs via the network by entering the password or verification code of the target PC. Besides, make sure you have chosen the right transfer direction and click "Connect" to continue.

The verification code is on the right top of the "PC to PC" main screen on the target computer.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 2

Step 4. Then, choose "Files" to select files to transfer. Select the specific files as you want. What's more, you can click the Edit icon to customize the storage path for transferred data.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 1

Step 5. Now, click "Transfer" to begin to transfer files from PC to PC. The size of the file determines the transfer time. Wait patiently.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 5

In addition to file transfer across devices, EaseUS Todo PCTrans also has other notable functions:

If you want to transfer programs and apps to a new drive, you can download this tool and explore its additional features.

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Method 2. Use Windows Remote Desktop

Take advantage of Windows Remote Desktop Connection to access another computer remotely and transfer files with ease. This built-in Windows feature allows you to seamlessly connect to a remote computer and transfer files using the "Copy" and "Paste" functions, eliminating the need for additional software or installations. See the steps below:

Step 1. On the computer you want to access files from (local computer), search for "Remote Desktop Connection" in the search box and click on it to open it.

remote desktop connection

Step 2. Click the "Local Resources" tab in the Remote Desktop Connection window. Then, check the Clipboard.

click the local resources

Step 3. Return to the "General" tab. In the "Computer" and "User name" fields, type the computer's user name and IP address containing the files you want to transfer (remote computer). Click "Connect" to establish a remote connection.

establish a remote connection

Step 4. Once connected, you'll see the remote computer's desktop. Select the files you want to transfer and press Ctrl + C to copy them.

Step 5. Switch back to your local computer. Go to the destination folder where you want to paste the copied files. Press Ctrl + V to paste the files.

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Method 3. Google Chrome Remote Desktop

Google Chrome Remote Desktop is another great option for cross-platform file transfer, but it requires both devices to have Google Chrome installed and active internet access. Here is the guide:

Step 1. Open Chrome and navigate to the Chrome Remote Desktop web store page. Click "Add to Chrome" and "Add extension" to confirm the installation.

chrome remore desktop

Step 2. Click "Accept & Install" to complete the installation.

Step 3. Launch the CRD extension. Assign a name to your computer and create a secure PIN (minimum of 6 numbers).

launch crd extension

Step 4. Open Chrome on the client's computer and navigate to the Chrome Remote Desktop site. Log in to the same Google account. Once logged in, you will see the available computers.

Step 5. Locate the host computer in the list and click on it. Enter the PIN you created earlier to establish a remote connection.

Step 6. Once connected, locate the arrow icon on the right side of the remote desktop window and click on it to expand the sidebar.

Step 7. In the File Transfer section, you'll see options for "Upload file" and "Download file."

Step 8. Click "Upload file." A file manager window will open on your local computer. Select the desired file and click "Open" to initiate the upload.

Step 9. Click "Download file." A file manager window will appear on the remote computer. Choose the file you want to download and click "Open." A "Save File" window will pop up on your local computer. Select a location and click "Save" to download the file.

Method 4. Use Sharing Folder

Network file sharing provides easy access to files on another computer within the same local network. However, it has limitations. Both computers must be on the same network, making accessing files from remote locations or long distances unsuitable. Below is how you can use it:

Step 1. On PC A, navigate to the folder you want to share, right-click on it, choose "Share with" or "Give access to," and choose "Specific people."

navigate to the folder

Step 2. A window will appear. From the drop-down menu, choose who can access the folder. If you select to share with Everyone, it will be accessible on your local network to anyone, even if they don't have a password. Click Add.

Step 3. Click on the user you just added to the list. A permissions window will open. Here, you can choose what level of access each user has: Read or Read/Write.

Step 4. Once you've chosen the users and set permissions, click "Share." You'll see a confirmation message. Click "Done" to finalize the sharing process.

Step 5. On Computer B, navigate to the "Network" section.

computer b network section

Step 6. Computer A's name should be listed under "Network" or "Workgroup." Double-click the computer name.

Step 7. You'll see a list of shared folders on Computer A. You can copy the shared folder anywhere.

Note: If you're unable to access shared items on a Windows 10 computer, go to "Network and Sharing Center" > "Change advanced sharing settings" and modify the following options on both systems:

  • Turn on network discovery.
  • Turn on file and printer sharing.
  • Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the Public folders.
  • Turn off password-protected sharing.

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Method 5. Use Nearby Sharing

Nearby Sharing, a feature exclusive to Windows 10 and 11, is designed for short-distance file transfers between physically close devices. However, this method requires both devices to be connected to the same network. 

Below is how to do it:

Step 1. Go to Settings> System> Shared Experiences, and turn on the Nearby sharing toggle.

turn on nearby sharing

Step 2. Select your preferred sharing option from the drop-down menu:

  • Everyone nearby: Your PC will share or receive content from all nearby devices.
  • My devices only: Your PC will share or receive content only with devices using the same Microsoft account.

select sharing option

Step 3. Click Change to select the folder location to store the transferred files.

change folder location

Step 4. Open File Explorer, right-click the file you want to transfer and select Share from the context menu.

open file explorer

Step 5. In the pop-up window, select the target device you want to transfer files to.

Step 6. The target device will receive a notification. Click Save & Open to initiate the file transfer.

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Method 6. Use Email

Email is a common and convenient method for sending files. However, the attachment size is restricted from 25 MB to 50 MB. It makes Email unsuitable when you're looking for large file transfer solutions.

Here is a guide to transfer files using Gmail:

Step 1. Open Gmail and click the "Compose" button.

open gmail

Step 2. Locate the paperclip icon (often labeled "Attach" or similar) and click on it.

locate paperclip icon

Step 3. A file selection window will appear. Locate the file you want to send and select it. Click "Open" to attach the file to your Email.

attach file

Step 4. Enter the recipient's email address in the "To" field, and click "Send".

Method 7. Use Cloud Service

Cloud storage (e.g., Google Drive) lets you transfer files remotely. You can upload files to the cloud and access them from any device with an internet connection, offering incredible flexibility—your files are always available. Here is the guide:

Step 1. Open Google Drive, and click "New" from the top left corner.

open google drive

Step 2. From the drop-down menu, choose any option according to your preferences. I'd click "File upload".

file upload

Step 3. You'll be prompted to log in to your system. Locate the file you want to upload and click "Open."

upload file

Step 4. Once the file is loaded, you can send it to anyone by copying a shareable link.

Step 5. Right-click on the uploaded file in the Google Drive. Click "Share."

share file

Step 6. Set the privacy of your file under "General access" and click "Copy link."

copy link

Step 7. Now, you can share this copied link with anyone through Email or instant messaging services, such as WhatsApp or WeChat, so they can download it to their PC.

Don't forget to share this article if you find it helpful in moving files across distances.



Mastering remote file transfer is essential with the growing need for remote collaboration and flexible work arrangements. This article covers a range of options to suit various needs, from using built-in tools like Windows Remote Desktop to the flexibility of cloud storage services like Google Drives. For those prioritizing fast transfer speed, EaseUS Todo PCTrans stands out with its user-friendly interface and dedicated "Fast File Transfer" feature, ensuring swift and secure file transfers. 

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FAQs About Remote File Transfer

Do you have more queries about remote file transfer? Check out the FAQs below.

1. How do I transfer files between remote computers?

There are various methods to transfer files between remote computers, such as:

  1. EaseUS Todo PCTrans: This software offers a "Fast File Transfer" feature for quick and secure transfers.
  2. Windows Remote Desktop: The "Copy" and "Paste" functions move files between connected computers.
  3. Google Chrome Remote Desktop: Upload and download files using this cross-platform solution.
  4. Cloud Services: Upload files to a cloud platform like Google Drive and access them from any device.

2. What is remote transfer?

Remote transfer refers to moving files from one device to another over a network connection without being physically present at either location. It is commonly done using internet-based services or local network connections.

3. What is the fastest remote file transfer?

For the fastest remote file transfer, EaseUS Todo PCTrans is highly recommended. Its "Fast File Transfer" feature ensures rapid and secure transfers, making it ideal for users who need to move files quickly and efficiently.

About the Author

Updated by Sherly

Sherly joined EaseUS in 2022 and she has always loved writing articles and enjoys the fun they bring. She receives professional training here, focusing on product performance and other relative knowledge. She has written over 200 articles to help people overcome computing issues.

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