Dumb question... Mac to Mac file transfers thru VPN?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skfields01, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. skfields01 macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2011
    Both myself and a friend have VPN working on our Mac servers, but how do we transfer file/folders from one computer to another? Is there a program? I have apps for the iPad that do this, but we wanna do from computer to computer.
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    If you can connect to each other over your VPN, you need to setup a shared folder on each mac that you want to pull data from, or send data too.

    Once that is setup, and you are connected via VPN, you should see the shared folders / computer in Finder on the left pane.

    Select the computer, make sure you can connect (you may need to setup an account for each other on opposite computers, or you can set the shared folder permissions in System Preferences / Sharing to allow everyone to add / edit files and folders), then you can navigate through the folders, and pull files / folders back and forth.

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