Ac­cess your Mac any­where

Mac Format - - MAC OS SIERRA -

There are other ways of get­ting at a Mac’s desk­top from an­other Mac, by mak­ing use of OS X’s File Shar­ing and Screen Shar­ing fea­tures. These can be en­abled in the Shar­ing pane in Sys­tem Pref­er­ences. Macs that are con­fig­ured to use them ap­pear in Fin­der’s side­bar, un­der the Shared head­ing. Se­lect one there and click Con­nect As to ac­cess the Mac’s files and fold­ers. Click Share Screen and then en­ter lo­gin cre­den­tials for the re­mote Mac to view its desk­top in a win­dow. Drag files in Fin­der to copy them be­tween the two com­put­ers.

These op­tions re­quire the Macs to be on the same net­work, but you can also ac­cess a Mac over the in­ter­net. In Sys­tem Pref­er­ences, choose which users should have ac­cess to Screen Shar­ing, then turn on Back to My Mac in the iCloud pane. In Fin­der’s Side­bar pref­er­ences, en­sure Back to My Mac is checked. You should then be able to see the re­mote Mac in the side­bar and share its screen.

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