If you are moving or copying files from one location to another, the process is fairly simple, all you have to do is use the copy/move and paste operation to get the job done. Transferring files between two computers is also quite easy, but only when they are running the same operating systems. In a heterogeneous network environment, one has to configure numerous sharing options to ensure seamless file sharing between systems running different operating systems. In this hectic and busy life, no one has the time to configure complicated settings to get the things worked and everyone is looking for rather simple solutions, for everyday computer work. We have found a handy solution that might help you out in transferring files between computers with distinct OS environment. Labelled as Transfer on LAN, it is a cross-platform utility that allows users to transfer files without having to configure any type of file sharing options, and therefore suitable for heterogeneous network environment. The application lets you specify custom computer identification name for sharing files with others. Additionally, it comes with an option to hide system name from its list, so that other connected clients can’t identify your system. More details after the jump.
The application sports quite a simple UI, but its also very easy to use. In order to enable seamless sharing between PC’s, you need to install Transfer On LAN on all the machines that require sharing files. After installation, head over to Preferences tab to specify User name, Destination, Avatar image and Sound. You can change the Language, Appearance, Username, and Destination Folder. If you want to hide system name from others, uncheck Appear in the List of users option. When settings are in place, click Apply and move to Users tab.
To start transferring files, right-click the receiving PC’s name and click Send.
The recipient will get a pop-up message, asking to accept the transfer. Click Yes to begin transferring folders/files.
The transfer will start immediately and you can view the progress under Sending tab. When transfer is completed, you can access the files from defined folder. Transfer on LAN is an open source tool that requires JRE (Java Runtime Environment) to work. It supports Windows, Mac OS X and Linux based OS.