Folder access...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by furycd001, Feb 5, 2013.

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    furycd001

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    HI

    I have a folder full of images stored on a portable hd connected to a MacBook. Is there anyway I can access this folder & it's images while I'm out & using my iphone :?
     
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    GGJstudios

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    Share the folder in Dropbox.
     
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    furycd001

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    Accessing files in your home from outside is a little complex.

    There are solutions that help on this. They are quite affordable and most can overcome the absence of you having a fixed IP to your router.

    I would recommend you consider the above solutions, because the cost of storage space can become quite ovewhelming if your folder is "big"
     
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    furycd001

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    The IP for my router never changes so I will look into something that way...
     
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    GGJstudios

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    It depends on how much storage you have on Dropbox, which starts at 2 GB and can go up from there.
     
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    furycd001

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    I'm not yet sure if I would want to pay for storage, but the folder size is 4gig & growing...

    If I was to turn on share the folder on my mac is there no easy way of directly connecting to it & the shared folder :?
     
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    GGJstudios

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    I currently have 6.4GB free on one of my Dropbox folders. There are several ways to get free storage added.
     
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    furycd001

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    Thank you very much. I've made up my mind that ill go with Dropbox. It seems the best option for my needs...
     

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