HOW DO I acess my documents etc from my other mac?

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  1. jeanw macrumors member

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    I sucessfuly did access my files etc from my older 2011 Mac mini to my new to me Macbook pro 2012 ?
    I sucessfully did so several nights ago. Unfortunately I didnt write how I did so down.. It keeps asking for a password and user name or whatever. can yall help me do so again. I did see my Mac pro on my my Mac mini but cant do so again. duh me for not taking notes. thanks yall
     
  2. kohlson macrumors 68000

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    Before you can access files on another Mac, it will ask you for a valid user name and password from that Mac. Sometimes I forget mine, but you can check in System Preferences-Users&Groups. You can check a Remember Me box so that everything is transparent the next time.
     
  3. jeanw thread starter macrumors member

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    BUT don't see a "REMEMBER ME" box. AT least on this Mac Pro 2912 Thank you
     
  4. kohlson macrumors 68000

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    First, you must be able to see the Mac. Make sure File Sharing is on in System Preferences-Sharing
    A list of shared devices should be available in the left margin of a finder window
    Click on this device. In the finder window will be a "Connect As" button. Click on that.
    Fill out a valid username and password for the system you want to connect to. Select the Registered User button. Right underneath the password field is a checkbox: Remember this password in my keychain.

    One this is done, you won't need to authenticate in subsequent connections.
     

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