distant connection

zoran

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How can i work with and transfer files between 2 iMacs that are running different OSs? One imac is on SnowLeopard and the other is on Yosemite. What can i do in order to be working from one (SnowL iMac) with the files that are in the other (Yose iMac)? I must note that the two iMac are not connected to each other through any kind of network they are both distant and the only connectivity available is a dsl line for each!
 

Weaselboy

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Dropbox sounds like it would be the answer for you. Just install the Dropbox app on both machines and put the files you want to share in the Dropbox folder.
 

tomnavratil

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As Weaselboy have said, any cloud-solution will do the trick. Use Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive based on your preference or an FTP server if you have access to one.
 

zoran

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Dropbox sounds like it would be the answer for you. Just install the Dropbox app on both machines and put the files you want to share in the Dropbox folder.
Τhere are many files to transfer in the DBox folder. The best thing would be to enter the Yose iMac as if i was there, entering as a user. Is that possible?
 

zoran

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As Weaselboy have said, any cloud-solution will do the trick. Use Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive based on your preference or an FTP server if you have access to one.
I have an FTP client app (Transmit) installed in the Yose iMac, could that do the trick?
 

zoran

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@zoran Provided you are running a supported network configuration, you could use Back to my Mac to do what you need. You can read more information about Back to my Mac here.
Looks good but it will only support macs that use OSX from Lion and above... one of the two iMacs i will be using uses SnowL
 

Altemose

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You can configure the one Mac to support remote file sharing and simply forward the ports. Another option is to use a private VPN service like LogMeIn Hamachi.
 

tomnavratil

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I have an FTP client app (Transmit) installed in the Yose iMac, could that do the trick?
Unfortunately not, that's just the client. You would need an access to a proper FTP server where you can upload your files and the second computer would then download them, for example through Transmit.
 

zoran

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Isnt there some way to log into the Yose iMac (as a user) from the Snow iMac?