How to use a local USB on a remote computer with TeamViewer
If you choose to use TeamViewer to share USB, the first thing you need to remember is that all of your computers should be connected to the same network. The other requirement is to install the software on all systems that will take part in the connection. These include remote systems you want to control and the master station from which you will control the remote machines.
Now, let’s select a device for sharing. It should be mentioned that most often users try to remotely connect to storage devices, as it may be really inconvenient to constantly unplug your USB flash drives or external hard drives in order to connect them to another computer.
Of course, you can buy more devices or use a wireless hard drive but this doesn’t seem to be the optimal solution to the problem. Instead, you can use a program like TeamViewer helping access remote USB devices with just a few mouse clicks.
Here’s a simple guide on how to access USB using TeamViewer:
- Attach the device, that you need to share, to your local computer with TeamViewer installed.
- Launch the app and find the File Transfer option on the main menu. When you select this option, you’ll see a window that is similar to an FTP file transfer window. Your remote system will be displayed on the right and your local system is shown on the left.
- To transfer the required files, select them on either side and click “Send” or “Receive” correspondingly.
As a result, you’ll see how simple it is to use TeamViewer with USB redirector capabilities in order to make remote USB devices accessible over the network. What’s more, by running TeamViewer on a laptop or a tablet, you get even more options to control your remote USB devices from any place in your house.