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Remote file access

rajat. mobera

Joined: Apr 03, 2007
Posts: 1
Hi everyone!!

I have made one application which is doing some validation on the files present in my c drive. But now i want my application to do some validations on files present on c drive of remote computer. Remote computer is present in US and I access it using VPN using remote desktop connection. I dont have much idea from where to start ? just guide me in which direction i should start - java rmi ? networking ? or any other thing, i dont thing these two as there is no client server in my application. just a standalone application present at my system.

Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
Welcome to Javaranch.

If you have VPN access you should be able to mount the directories of the remote machine. Then you can use the jCIFS library ( to access those files. It's easy, since the API very closely mimicks the classes.
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