I got it. This is how we shared files before the internet, back in the BBS days. Check this out. Picture your hard drive on the left and mine on the right. The server and client are both free. Actually I think Windows includes a FTP client, if so you will be able to do everything in Windows Explorer but using the client you download here will have more features I am betting, like resume and batch downloading. It does, here’s a feature list, I’ll underline the useful ones.
 

FileZilla Features

Overview

FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface.

Features

Among others, the features of FileZilla include the following:

  • Easy to use
  • Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  • Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X and more
  • IPv6 support
  • Available in many languages
  • Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
  • Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
  • Bookmarks
  • Drag & drop support
  • Configurable transfer speed limits
  • Filename filters
  • Network configuration wizard
  • Remote file editing
  • Keep-alive
  • HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support
  • Logging to file
 
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