File Sharing between Macs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bellbound, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. bellbound macrumors newbie

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    I want to share files between three Macs running Snow Leopard.

    On one of the Macs (my work issued one) I do the following:
    - System Preferences
    - Sharing
    - Click on File Sharing

    1.) There are already shared folders showing up under the Shared Folders window. I am not sure why these are here, though they may be connected to other accounts on the Mac. Can this cause any problem if I remove them? I'm guessing they can be easily added back?

    2.) Under the Users window there are three names listed. Are these all the people that these files will be shared with?


    3.) After file sharing is turned on, how do I now access the shared folder from another Mac?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    1. No, shouldn't hurt anything, and easy to add

    2. the content of the users list will change with each shared folder that is selected. In other words, you can setup who can do what for each shared folder independently.

    3. Finder

    4. OK, you didn't ask a fourth question, but make sure you select "options", then select AFP or SMB. You will need SMB if you plan to share with windows machines.
     
  3. bellbound thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1.) under the Users: window in the Sharing pane, there is a user called "Everyone" that I am unable to remove? When I select it, the minus sign is greyed out. Why is this?

    2.) A message indicates that File Sharing: Blocked by Firewall. Do I need to have the Mac OS Firewall turned off to file share?

    3.) What is the next step? How do I now access files from this Mac on another Mac?

    Thanks!
     
  4. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    1. Don't know

    2. Or just poke a hole in it. There is an "Advanced" button on the firewall setup screen that brings up a screen which allows you to create exceptions. It's pretty self-explanatory.

    3. Like I said - Finder. Once you have shares available on the network, you should see a "Shared" node show up in the sidebar with a list of shares.
     

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