mac mini 2012 to mac pro 2008 not able to transfer files?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by j2048b, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. j2048b macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2009
    hey guys maybe you can help me understand something

    i have a 2012 mac mini running the newest os, and a mac pro 2008 running the last version of the os,

    any reason you guys could think of that the mac pro wont allow me to transfer my files thru screen share while on the mac mini?

    if i sit at the mini and log in, and have files on it, for some reason the mac pro shows a circle with a line thru it when i try to transfer my files to the designated hard drive already being shared from the mac pro, BUT if i screen share my mini onto my pro, then i can grab anything from the mini and transfer it over to the mac pro from the mini,

    everything is set up with administrated privileges, so not sure why i cannot transfer from the mini to the pro but can when at the pro?
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2007
    AFAIK, screen sharing isn't a file sharing service. I guess you have the hard drive of one Mac mounted on the other, but not the other way around?

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