Having the ability to access a personal computer from a remote location can bring many benefits to people with such access. Whether a person needs to access important files, disable a stolen computer, or provide access for someone else, it is important for contemporary computer users to have this capability. One of the more popular free remote access programs is known as Google Remote Desktop, and this instructional article will give readers valuable information about how to setup and use this invaluable application.
How to Setup and Run Google Remote Desktop
This section will provide readers with step-by-step instructions about how to quickly and easily setup Google Remote Desktop on their personal computers.
Step 1: Log onto the Google Play store, and then download the application that is called “Chrome Remote Desktop”.
Step 2: Click on and open the Chrome browser on the computer in use. If Chrome is not already installed, users will want to log onto the Google Play website and install Chrome on their computers.
Step 3: Locate the address bar in the Chrome web browser. Once this is done, type in “chrome://apps” directly into the address bar. This will allow users to get access to their Chrome-based applications.
Step 4: Locate the application that is called “Chrome Remote Desktop”, and then select it.
Step 5: Go to the “My Computers” link on the computer in use, and click on the “Get Started” option.
Step 6: Next, users will want to select the “Enable remote connections” choice from the “Get Started” menu.
Step 7: Users should now create a strong and hard to guess Personal Identification Number (PIN). Once a PIN has been created, users should enter it twice in order to positively confirm it.
Step 8: Click on the button marked “OK”.
Step 9: Select the option marked “yes”. Doing so will give Chrome Remote Host Service permission to run.
Step 10: Confirm any necessary information and then input the selected PIN number to finish up the Remote Desktop setup procedure.
How to Use Google Remote Desktop
Now that users have successfully installed Chromes Remote Desktop application, it is time to learn how to use it.
Step 1: Type “chrome://apps” into the Chrome browser address bar. This will provide access to Chrome’s applications menu.
Step 2: Click on “Chrome Remote Desktop”.
Step 3: Select the desired computer from the drop-down list.
Step 4: Enter the pre-selected PIN number.
Step 5: Click on the “Connect” button to gain access to the desired computer.
As you see, it can be very easy to install, set up, and use Google Remote Desktop application. While most users have no problems in this regard, if any problems are experienced a quick visit to the developers website should resolve any issues. Questions and comments from readers are always welcome.