Remote File access for Itunes, iphoto, crashplan

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by estockme, May 5, 2013.

  1. estockme macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    Is the guide at the top of the MBA forum up to date for how to create an always-on connection (at home) to my iMac's external HD (for crashplan backup) and music/photo libraries? what is the best way to go about doing this?

    I know i can click on my imac in finder and connect as either a user or my apple account. i assume either gives me automatic permissions, but does it connect automatically when on wifi? of course i have to wake the imac up first... or do i? is this allowed in the newish special sleep mode? all i see is crashplan not backing up and so i don't bother changing my other locations.

    side question: MBA calls my itunes folder "itunes media." imac says "itunes music" in same place. i don't really care, don't keep anything but music in itunes, but is it safe to pick that folder?

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