File sharing problems between MBA and iMac

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jeddouglas, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. jeddouglas macrumors member

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    I am having problems file sharing between my MBA and iMac. It is working from my iMac to the MBA but not the other way round. I am using the same user name on both Macs and using my Apple ID to authenticate.
    I can see the iMac in the side bar of Finder but when I try to connect the window wobbles and does not connect. Screen sharing works fine but not file sharing. I have file sharing turned on on both Macs.

    Can someone out there please help.

    Many thanks
     
  2. jeddouglas thread starter macrumors member

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    I seem to have resolved this problem. Instead of using my Apple ID to authenticate, I tried just my normal admin username and password for the iMac and it has now worked. I had also switched on Back to my Mac in iCloud on both Macs so not sure if this had something to do with it.
     
  3. avemestr macrumors regular

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    Thanks for following up with the resolution. It will help other people.

    Had I seen your post earlier, I would probably suggest some kind of cloud syncronization service (SpiderOak, Dropbox). Manually copying files between machines seems old-fashioned nowadays :) But it depends on the size of the files, of course.
     

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