Files.app - access shared files on Mac over wifi?

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  1. mark-vdw macrumors regular

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    Does the new Files app allow easy access to shared files from a local Mac? Or only cloud providers?
     
  2. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    As of right now, it is only limited to cloud providers such as Box, DropBox, iCloud..etc. Theoretically the "shared files" from a Mac would be in the iCloud Drive folder on a Mac, which would then be visible on iPad or iPhone.
     
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  4. mark-vdw thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I know but that's still different than being able to access a library of files over local network, especially for larger files that I don't push to the cloud.
     
  5. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    No. It doesn’t seem to be planned either.
     
  6. glhaynes macrumors member

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    Since 3rd parties are able to make "plug ins" like Dropbox for Files, etc., it seems likely that they'd be able to make one that lets you mount SMB shares like macOS's File Sharing provides.
     
  7. robbietop macrumors member

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    This would be an amazing update as part of Continuity!
     
  8. pedrolpgc macrumors newbie

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    Does the new Files App in beta 2 recognize USB Flash drives with the Lightning to USB adapter? Have anyone tried to format it in APFS?

    Thanks for your answer.
     
  9. cmaier macrumors G3

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    I'm sure at some point someone will create a smb file provider app, and then you'll be able to do this easily.
     

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