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ugmold

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Jul 10, 2008
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Hi folks,
I bought an older 2007 Intel 1.83 Dual...Mini Mac to use in the living room for movies/Music. It is running Snow Leopard. It works on the internet fine via ethernet fine. I would like to exchange files with my iMac (El Capitan) using the Drop Box. But neither machine can seem to see each other when I go "command K" (network)

I have an old Blue and White G3 (ethernet) and an old Powerbook G4 (airport) which can see the iMac fine.

On the Mini I have Allow guest users to connect to shared folder selected. I also have restarted the Macs and the Comcast Modem/Router Box.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
-ug
 

ApfelKuchen

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Aug 28, 2012
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Dropbox is a cloud service, it is not a feature of OS X. If you can see a Dropbox folder in Finder, it's because you installed the Dropbox app on that computer. Each computer connects to Dropbox independently, over the web. It does not work "locally" over ethernet/wifi.

My guess is that you haven't installed the Dropbox app on the Mini.
 

ugmold

macrumors newbie
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Jul 10, 2008
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In "Users" in "Public" there is a folder called "Drop Box" where I have been sharing files amongst my Macs for years.
 

DeltaMac

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Jul 30, 2003
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Do you have file sharing enabled on your mini? (System Preferences/Sharing/File Sharing selected)

If you do want to use Dropbox (rather than use the built-in file sharing), you have to install Dropbox on your mini, too. (Dropbox does NOT come with your OS X system, you have to add it yourself, then set it up for use.)
 

ugmold

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 10, 2008
16
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Do you have file sharing enabled on your mini? (System Preferences/Sharing/File Sharing selected)

If you do want to use Dropbox (rather than use the built-in file sharing), you have to install Dropbox on your mini, too. (Dropbox does NOT come with your OS X system, you have to add it yourself, then set it up for use.)
Hi DeltaMac, that was it, Thanks so much for your help.
 
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