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Send a file to a remote computer

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To send a file to a remote computer

  1. Open HyperTerminal.

  2. Open a saved connection file or create a new connection.

  3. Connect to the remote computer.

  4. On the Transfer menu, click Send File.

  5. In the Filename box, type the path and name of the file you want to send.

  6. In the Protocol list, click the protocol your computer is using to send the file.

  7. Click Send.


  • Performing this task does not require you to have administrative credentials. Therefore, as a security best practice, consider performing this task as a user without administrative credentials.

  • To open HyperTerminal, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click HyperTerminal.

  • HyperTerminal is not installed by default. For information on how to install HyperTerminal, see Related Topics.

  • You must have an active HyperTerminal session connected prior to performing this procedure.

  • Both the sending computer and the receiving computer must be using the same file transfer protocol.

  • In most cases, you need to configure the file-transfer software on the remote computer so that it receives the file correctly. For more information, contact the administrator of the remote computer.

  • If you use the Zmodem protocol to transfer data, the remote computer will receive the file automatically and will not need to perform a manual receive procedure.

  • Be aware that the automatic download feature of the Zmodem protocol can pose a security risk by allowing remote users to send files to your computer without your explicit permission. To avoid this risk, you must select a protocol other than Zmodem or clear the Allow remote host initiated file transfers check box on the Settings tab of Connection Properties.

  • Incoming files might contain viruses or malicious programs that could compromise or destroy data on your computer. To mitigate this risk, use virus scanning software and ensure that the file is coming from a reliable and trusted source.

  • You can save the protocol that is the recommended default by following these same procedures, but click Close instead of Send in the last step.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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