Basically I want to be able to connect to my computer from another place to edit files etc from my computer at home. Is what I'm doing heading me into the right directon? what i used to setup the computer im connecting to http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server.htm then used this guide on the computer im using to connect to the remote one https://www.publicvpn.com/support/Vista.php I setup the server side on the computer I want to connect to by adding an account and password, then logged into the vpn stuff from my house. Now what do i do that will allow me to modify stuff, and save it as if i were at the computer I'm connecting to? The computer I'm connecting to and wanting to modify stuff while at home is running windows xp too, the computer I'm using to connect to it is running windows vista. Everything is setup using the windows built in vpn features router ports are all forwarded too. I can connect to the vpn just I have no clue how to access the files and everything on the computer while at home thats where I'm stuck.