Remote desktop services allow you to use one computer to access another. With remote desktop access you can browse all the files on your work computer from your home computer, control your home computer while on vacation, or provide technical support for others. Practically anything you can do on your host computer (browse the web, open programs, print files) you can do with your remote computer. And it's secure: you set up your host computer to allow only the right users to access your machine. To find a remote desktop program that works for your needs, check out our reviews below.
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Did you know?
Remote desktop access isn't just for accessing your own files away from home. If you frequently find yourself helping out a friend or relative with their PC, you can use remote desktop to assist them with technical support without leaving the comfort of your own home. Using remote desktop, you can watch their screen and walk them through essential steps, or take control and do it yourself. Most remote desktop services allow you to send messages via chat, and some even let you use VoIP to communicate by voice.
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