Sharing files between Macs

kat.hayes

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When I open a folder on my MBP I can see on the left side under Shared my iMac and I am able to access the iMac and copy files to and from it. I am not even sure how or when I set this up.

1. Is this only available on my home network?
2. What option enables this?

Thanks.
 

Praetorian®

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Do you mean that you can access the file system of your iMac? Or just a particular folder?

Try checking your settings in System Preferences -> Sharing -> File Sharing. You should be able to switch it off completely. Let me know if it helps.
 

kat.hayes

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Yes, I am able to access all the files on the iMac. I turned off sharing. I like being able to do this, I just want to make sure that nobody else is able to get in? Can anyone else get into the iMac while on my network or via the internet?

Thanks.