What is atm the easiest way for sending big files mac-> mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jhingha, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Jhingha macrumors regular

    Jhingha

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    Hi guys

    I was wondering,

    On the iMac I have a lot movies and other big files (2-12gb) saved.

    But sometimes I would like to put them on my macbook. (same network)

    So what is the easiest way for sending those files to my macbook without using an USB drive or online upload/download site ( wetransfer.com )

    Thanks
    :):confused:
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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  4. Jhingha thread starter macrumors regular

    Jhingha

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    They are already on the same network.

    How do I send files than?
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    FTP is pretty quick. Just setup the Mac with the files you want to transfer in the System Prefs>Sharing>FileSharing>Options>FTP.

    Then go to your other Mac and use an FTP program (i.e. Cyberduck or even your browser) to login and download files. It'll be fastest if you have your computers connected via ethernet.

    Even faster is use a firewire cable and target mode.
     
  6. Jhingha thread starter macrumors regular

    Jhingha

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    Hmm, Now I shared some folders on the iMac and created an account (the dad is officially from my dad though)

    And from my macbook I logged in, and just copied the selected files to my computer.

    It is way more easy than expected


    Thanks for the comments though!
     

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