How to Access and Control Your Computer Remotely with TeamViewer



Nowadays, when mobility and flexibility are crucial components of your career and business success, lots of people opt for reliable remote access software tools, among which TeamViewer remains an indisputable leader.

It’s a powerful, versatile utility that boasts a number of advanced features that come in handy when it’s necessary to quickly get access to files, programs, or documents on your PC’s desktop.

The only downside is that TeamViewer is a subscription-based tool, which means that you’ll need to fork out to get the most out of this program.

There’s a free version of TeamViewer, which can be used for personal use.

Still, the majority of current TeamViewer Free users agree that the duration of a free session suffices only to catch a fleeting glimpse of your desktop.

So, it seems you’ll need to allocate a considerable amount of money to pay a subscription. Of course, TeamViewer isn’t the only remote access tool available on the market.

There are such utilities as AnyDesk, Supremo, LogMeIn, and other programs that are not considerably inferior to TeamViewer in terms of their functionality and usability.

Should be requiring a free alternative to TeamViewer,

visit and familiarize yourself with the wide variety of available options.

Still, if you’ve decided on TeamViewer, go on reading our article.

We’ll tell you how to quickly establish a connection with TeamViewer and start controlling your files remotely.

Downloading TeamViewer

downloading teamviewer

First thing, you’ll need to download TeamViewer from the official website.

On the TeamViewer start page, you’ll see two options to choose from.

We bet that the first thing your eye will fall on is the “Download for Free” offer (the conspicuous green button looks very tempting).

The second option is the paid version for business users. C

heck out the prices and decide on a subscription plan that suits your needs the most.

  • Let us remind you that the free version is intended for personal use only. Teamviewer won’t let you abuse their generosity.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In fact, the free remote session will time out after about 30 seconds, and you’ll get bombarded with the messages informing you that you’re suspected of utilizing TeamViewer for commercial purposes (even if you really don’t!).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Therefore, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the subscription-based version, unless you’re going to use your remote access tool on extremely rare occasions and for no longer than a minute.

Configuring TeamViewer

If you’ve opted for TeamViewer Free, you’ll need to make some tweaks to the program.

First, select the ‘Run’ option at the bottom of the screen.

After that you’ll see the license agreement. Take care to familiarize yourself with terms and conditions and once you’re ready to accept them, click ‘Agree.’

Finally, enable the ‘Set up unattended access’ option.

Creating an Account

Your next step is to password-protect your computer. It’s necessary to prevent any unauthorized access to your PC.

Once you come up with a strong enough password, click ‘Next.’

When prompted, provide your email address and type in your TeamViewer password, which, needless to say, also should be strong and reliable.

Choose ‘Next’ to proceed to the new step.

Account Activation

account activation

It’s about time you activated your account. To do it, head to your email inbox and locate TeamViewer’s message with the activation link in it.

Once you follow this link, your account will be activated.

Start Viewing and Controlling Your Files

viewing and controlling your files

Once you’ve installed TeamViewer on your PC, don’t forget to install it on the device from which you’re planning to access and monitor your desktop files.

Fill the field next to ‘Your ID,’ which is your PC’s assigned number.

Then, type your ‘Partner ID’ into the corresponding box.

It’s the ID assigned to your laptop, smartphone, or any other device you’ll be using to view files on your desktop.

Next, select the ‘Connect to partner’ option and type in your password when prompted.

Upon doing so, you’ll be able to view and take control of all files saved on your desktop computer.

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