How to connect a Mac to Mac for file sharing over internet?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by moviecouple, May 26, 2010.

  1. moviecouple macrumors regular

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    I have a Mac Mini and my brother has one also. We live in different cities. Both of us want to be able to connect to each ones computer to swap files back and forth. Is there a way to do this within the OSX or do we need some type of third party software? I know there is Logmein, but the free version doesn't allow file swapping... only the Pro version does. Could you use an FTP client like Filezilla?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Or, DropBox. Free for 2Gb, and you get incremental upgrades to that when you invite other people. So, add your brother and a get bit more.

    It puts a folder on your system that is mirrored on the DropBox servers. When your brother signs up then that folder (or a subfolder, if you want) is also mirrored onto his system. Anything you put into your shared DropBox folder will also appear in his DropBox folder, and vice versa. You can have shared and non-shared folders, and you can share different folders with different people - so not everyone you are sharing with necessarily has access to everything.

    Good Luck, and tell us which way you decide to go.
     
  5. moviecouple thread starter macrumors regular

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    Could you explain how to use Teamviewer? We tried that program, but could never get it to work at all.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Visit their website. It's quite simple and clearly explained.

    Or watch this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgDlirHf2gg
    (one of many video tutorials on YouTube)
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You both need to download and install it first. Then, on the left hand side is your ID and password, you need to give your ID and PW to him or vice versa and then enter the ID to the right hand side box and select file transfer. Then it asks for the password, insert it and you're done. Very simple to use
     
  8. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    I would also suggest dropbox if the files you need to transfer aren't larger than 2gigs. If its just documents and stuff like that then dropbox will be the easiest. All you have to do is copy the files to the dropbox folder and they are automatically synced to any other computers connected to the same account.
     

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