Batch transferring files
Question : What if I need to transfer a lot of files from my home machine?
Answer : If you need to transfer just a few files, set up
Remote Desktop and e-mail the files to yourself. But if you ever need to
transfer many, many files that won't fit in your e-mail inbox, consider setting
up FTP server software on your main home machine.
FTP stands for 'file transfer protocol,' a communications standard for
transferring files over the Internet. FTP server software installed on your
home machine will allow you to connect to that machine's drives and transfer
any amount of files to your remote machine. Serv-U (http://www.serv-u.com)
is a well-respected and easy-to-use personal server software package, suitable
for use when your computer is set up behind a cable or DSL modem. You may also
need to use the company's DSN4ME if you're behind a cable or DSL modem.
Once an FTP server is set up, use any standard FTP software programme, such
as the free SmartFTP (http://www.smartftp.com)
to transfer files.