Ac­cess your Mac re­motely

Mac Format - - MASTER YOUR MAC -

Back to My Mac is a part of iCloud that al­lows you to ac­cess files, share a screen and con­trol another Mac re­motely. It works with Macs on the same net­work and over the in­ter­net. To set it up, go to Sys­tem Pref­er­ences, then iCloud on your main Mac. Tick the box next to Back to My Mac, then click More or De­tails (de­pend­ing on which ver­sion of OS X you have). Click the but­ton that says Open Shar­ing and click the boxes next to File Shar­ing and Screen Shar­ing. To use Back to My Mac over the in­ter­net, you’ll need to set up UPnP on your router. How you do this de­pends on your router; you’d usu­ally type the IP ad­dress of its home­page into Sa­fari’s ad­dress bar, log in and then al­low UPnP from its set­tings page. To ac­cess another Mac on the same net­work, re­peat the steps above on that Mac. Now when you open a Finder win­dow, you’ll see that Mac listed un­der De­vices. Click on it and you can ac­cess its filesys­tem (after a short de­lay) and open files on the re­mote Mac or copy them to your Mac. Click on Share Screen and a win­dow will open, show­ing you that Mac’s screen and al­low­ing you to con­trol it.

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