Sharing files between Macs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kat.hayes, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. Praetorian® macrumors regular

    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.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    And he means the settings on the iMac.
     
  4. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     

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