TeamViewer is a powerful software that lets you take remote control of a system over the Internet. It is an ultimate choice to retrieve forgotten files. With the remote access software, you can help your friends and family in solving their PC issues without leaving the comfort of your desk. In this article, we’ll tell you how to use TeamViewer to connect to your PC remotely. Let’s get started:
Use TeamViewer to Connect to Your PC Remotely
TeamViewer works just like a telephone conversation made between two PCs, so both systems will need to have the software installed. To get started, download and install TeamViewer on your Windows PC from this link.
Once installed, open the software and click on the Run button at the bottom. Then, a dialog box will prompt. Just accept the license agreement by checking the prompted two tick boxes. Now, a new window will open, just choose the personal/non-commercial use option and click on the Next button. The next screen is called Set up Unattended Access. Simply click on the Next button to continue.
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Create an Account
In order to use TeamViewer to connect to your PC remotely, you’ll need to create an account. Enter your name and password, and click on the Next button. On the verification screen, you’ll be asked to provide your email address and a TeamViewer password. Once you’re done, click on the Next button.
Activate Your Team
After successfully creating an account, TeamViewer will send you an email with a link. All you need to do is just click on the link and activate your registration.
Set up Your Laptop
Now, it’s time to set up your laptop to control your PC remotely with TeamViewer. Download TeamViewer on your laptop by following the same steps as before. Now, on the sign-in screen, select ‘I already have a TeamViewer account’ and enter your registered email address along with the password.
To use TeamViewer to connect to your PC remotely, give full control of your computer to your laptop. Looking at your main PC, note down the number next to ‘Your ID’. Enter this number into the Partner ID box on your laptop. Click on the Connect to partner button and enter your TeamViewer password.
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Access Your PC Remotely
On your laptop, you can now move icons around on your PC. Also, you can open and close PC programs, and make system configuration changes. In this way, you can use TeamViewer to connect to your PC remotely and help your friends without leaving your desk.
Retrieve a File
In case, you’ve forgotten to transfer a file from your desktop, just close the windows that control your PC. Afterward, under the Control Remote Computer section in TeamViewer display, navigate to File Transfer > Connect > Log On. Select the file you want to retrieve and click on the Retrieve button. The file will be transferred to your laptop’s My Documents folder.