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I'm new to Proseries, is there a way to upload a fileform one stand alone then download it to another stand alone?

I would like to upload a client file from on stand alone then download it to another so I wouldn't have to hassle with using a flash drive and go back and forth with it. Does anybody know if this is possible with Proseries?

  • Jstax, contact me directly. My email is in my bio in my profile for 30 minutes.
  • I use pcanywhere to synchronize folders on 2 PCs. That way I always have the latest data on any PC I end up working on.
  • Posted in wrong spot... Sorry

Not necessarily.  I have work done on a 2nd computer, but all filing is done from the main one.  The other one is just a workstation on my network.

  • Tilt is correct.  You don't need a license to set up a network.  It comes with Windows and is fairly easy to set up.

Network share a folder, but I think you need the network license for that


I'm not certain this would work, but couldn't you back up-and-restore the entire data folder?  Especially if you have access to some sort of cloud backup service.

  • That could be possible also, not a huge cloud fan here though. Too much risk for a breach
  • Well, then, how about a local HD backup?   Although, if there is a breach in Carbonite's security, I'll be pressing out license plates at Leavenworth for 10 years or so.  Every bit of client data I have is up there.
  • Agree, since I use carbonite also.  Just one more way to back up data.
  • That could work. I guess it's a preferential thing. We have two workstations with PS and roughly 10 other devices on the network (kids computer, girlfriends tablet, all of our mobile devices) If one of the "less tech savvy" users were to download a virus that exploited Windows File sharing I would have a major headache.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is there are hundreds of possible ways this could be done, depending on your comfort level. We aren't necessarily comfortable using network file sharing of any sorts. In college I watched as "Conficker" took down the schools network in under 20 minutes. Took us 14 hours to get it back online.

    BTW: If you end up in Leavenworth, be sure to give us your prisoner ID number so we can write :)
  • Sorry but they don't press license plates there any longer.  They have gone a little more high tech.  I hear that Intuit consults with prisoners there for all of its latest software enhancements.

Don't ask me how, haven't had to do it for a couple years now. But we use to set up a folder/file in the download side computer to put the copy in from the upload side. Then copy over to proseries from that folder.

Was a fairly simple solution. Think it was very similar to transferring a TT file to proseries. Haven't done that in awhile either.

It was equipped with a desktop icon, so very easy to access for transfer.


    I was just hoping there was an easier way to transfer files from one stand alone to another. I'm not comfortable using any cloud service. I'll just use a flash drive and not worry too much about it. Thanks to everybody for your help.

    • I have a desktop and laptop computer and sometimes need to move a tax file from one to the other. I set up a folder on the desktop and set the permissions for the folder so that my laptop can view the contents of this folder. I then back up the file from the laptop, to the folder and restore it to the desktop or backup from the desktop and restore to the laptop.
    • Do you have any problems knowing which one is backing up and which one is restoring or does your naming system make that clear?
    • I backup from the Pro Series home base screen to the folder (I call it transfer). I then restore the file from transfer to my laptop. To reverse the process, I back up from the laptop to transfer. If I recall, I get a message indicating that the file exists and do I want to overwrite it. I click to replace the original with the modified version. There is never a second copy of the file on in my transfer folder.
    • Thank you for the information. It sounds like what I want to do.  It is a slight change fom what I am doing now.
    Do you have your computers on a network?
    • No, they are stand alone
    • Since they have no connection there can be no way to transfer files other than manually. I did this for 2 years until I got on a network.
    • jstax, can you think of another way to transfer files between unconnected, un-networked computers that might be suggested as an enhancement? I cannot.
    • If they aren't connected to a router or anything...

      I have heard of hackers compromising computers via low frequency audio and the receiving computer microphone...

      IMHO, that would be a really cool enhancement
    • You can have a wireless router, but I wouldn't.
    • Password protect the router. (99% use 1234)(I about killed my tech, when I asked him)
    • I have a way, but if I tell you I will have to kill you.
    • Our wireless password is 32 characters long, with letters, numbers and special characters. No administration from wireless connection.
    • Now that's a password.
    • I went to college for Computer Information Systems with a focus in ethical hacking :)
      Learned what a lot of the password cracking tools will do
      Permutation it could take up to 24 hours for it to find our password
    • But he forgot to tell you that the first 4 characters of the password are 1234.  Unfortunately nobody wrote down or can remember the other 28 characters so they just park outside the squirrel's office and use his wireless.
    • I understand the one of the most used passwords is password.
    • My most used password is Lutefisk666
    • Mine is drowssap1
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