Remotely access computers using Chrome Remote Desktop

By July 22, 2014 August 16th, 2019 Business, Cloud Computing, Google Apps

Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to remotely access one computer from another over the Internet. For example, you can use the app to securely access your files or applications from another computer. Or you can give a friend temporary access to your desktop so they can help you solve a computer problem.

Set up Chrome Remote Desktop

Install the Chrome Remote Desktop app on every computer you want to access remotely and every computer you’d like to connect from.

1.  Visit the Chrome Remote Desktop app page in the Chrome Web Store.

2.  In the upper-right corner of the window, click the blue + Free button to download Chrome Remote Desktop.

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3.  Click Add in the confirmation dialog.

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4.  Once the app has been added, the Chrome Remote Desktop icon  will appear in the App Launcher

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5.  When you open Chrome Remote Desktop app for the first time, you’ll be asked to authorize it. This will allow the app to do the following:

  • See your email address
  • See your Chrome Remote Desktop computers
  • Receive and send chat messages (this is how we get the two computers to “talk” to each other)

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6.  Now click on get started for remote assistance

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7.  Click on the Share button

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8.  To begin sharing your desktop with other computer type the access code.

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Enable Remote Access to your computer

To enable the computer you want to access remotely, you’ll need to use a Google Account.

1.  Open a new tab in Google Chrome

2.  Under the Chrome search bar, click Apps

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3.  Open the Chrome Remote Desktop app.

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4.  If the Get Started button appears in the “My Computers” box, click it to display remote connection options.

5.  Click Enable remote connections.