A: A usb Drive is just a storage device. Connecting it to a computer doesn’t do anything to provide remote access or control.

If the usb Drive has remote control software in it, you connect the drive to a computer, install the software, and have the corresponding control software in your computer, then you will have remote access and control.

There may be over 100 applications that can provide this function. I’m particularly fond of LogMeIn Hamachi.

(Originally published on Quora.com https://www.quora.com/If-I-plug-in-a-USB-drive-in-another-computer-can-I-make-it-so-I-can-remote-control-that-computer-at-home)