This guide is aimed at showing new users how to set up MyQuickCloud so they can work from home (or anywhere!). You don’t need to be technical, just follow the steps to get everything ready.
The host is the computer with the programs on it that you want to access remotely. If you aren’t on your host computer now, you can close your browser and log in from our website to carry on where you left off.
First you need to install MyQuickCloud. Once it has finished downloading, click to run the installer. Once it has finished installing you will need to click the green ‘Continue with Online Setup’ button. Then, go back to your browser and click the blue ‘I’ve finished the installer’ button, right at the bottom of the page – see the animation above.
Next you’ll need to add your PC as the host. To do you’ll need to tell Windows you are happy for this PC to become your host. The Windows Elevation prompt will appear automatically, if you are not a Windows Administrator it will ask you to enter the login details of someone on that PC who is an administrator.
If you get stuck simply open a chat with our support team using the green ‘Chat Now’ button at the bottom of your screen.
The last part of the set up is best carried out in the MyQuickCloud desktop application, which gives you access to all of our features.
If you want to work remotely, you probably want to connect to your existing desktop and documents that you use on the host (but from another location). To do that you can use a MyDesktop app. Watch the animation and see the steps below.
Please note – You can’t connect to your own user while logged in as that same user (it causes Windows to become very confused). But log in as yourself on a remote device, be it a laptop, Mac, Android, or iOS device, and you will see how it will work when you are away.
Just remember – To leave your host on and not in sleep mode to make it available. If you can’t guarantee your host will always be online, take a look at our Managed Cloud Server solution.
Alternatively if you want to create a brand new user, desktop and documents to work with, it’s best to choose MyWorkspace – take a look at our usual Getting Started guide. A more complete explanation of the differences can be found in our knowledgebase – Do I choose MyWorkspace, MyDesktop or MyApplication?