Refers to any method of transferring a file from one device to another, whether that be via FTP, share sheets, an attachment in an email, or Airdrop

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Connect to external drive wirelessly, securely and easily

I'm moving from using a laptop as my sole computer (MBP, early 2011) to having two active computers (the MBP and an iMac). Instead of keeping all my data on my MBP, I'd like it all on an external ...
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How to allow only a specific user to access over network?

I'm trying to make a simple file server using the file sharing feature of OS X Mavericks. Is it possible to allow only a "sharing only" user to access the computer over the network, so that one ...
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Send file:// links to team members through browser, have them open in Finder

Scenario: A 10 person creative team works on PSD and InDesign files. The files are on a local server on the office. The people are in the office, too, and access the server through the Finder. They ...
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connect Windows 8 client to Mac OS X Server Fileshare

I want to connect a Windows 8 Client to a SMB fileshare on a OS X Server 10.9. With OS X I have no problems, but I don't know what I have to do to get the Windows client connected.
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Securely, wirelessly transfer files between OS X, Android and Windows without benefit of internet or external network?

So, I can create an ad-hoc network on the MBP, but there's no security there. (I'm on Yosemite, which has removed the WEP option that existed on previous versions, not that WEP really provided any ...
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AirDrop between MBP and iPad not working

I have a mid-2012 MacBook pro running Yosemite and an iPad Air 2 with the latest iOS 8. The 2 devices can connect via Bluetooth (at least they claim to be connected), however, neither initially showed ...
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Access Windows 7 files from OS X Yosemite

I've got PC with Windows 7 Pro and Macbook Pro with 10.10.3. They're on the same network, which is made by Netgear WNR3500L with default firmware. PC is connected by cable, and Mac through wi-fi. PC ...
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Sharing a bank of contacts

Is it possible to share multiple contacts in a similar fashion to the way that you would share a single contact from contacts.app? Specifically is there a way to expediently share the list as well as, ...
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Where should I place shared folders on an OS X Server?

What is the appropriate/reccomended location in the drive hierarchy to place the folders shared by the users accessing the server (as fileserver) ? Is it in /Groups /Users/Shared or ~/Documents/ ? ...
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SMB share can't rename files/folders

On occasion cannot rename or delete files & folders on a Windows Server 2012 R2 SMB share from a Macbook. Mac OS X 10.10 build 14A389a The SMB share has granted "Everyone" with Full Control ...
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When I try to move a file in finder to a different folder, it gets stuck. Why?

I keep having to Relaunch Finder because it gets stuck when I try to move a file to a different folder?? the file I'm moving is like suspended in mid air, and Finder is stuck. I have relaunched like ...
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Document editing on the ipad

It is not clear to me how the file system in iOS 8 works. Consider e.g. the Dropbox app, when I open a document in another app, what happens? It looks to me as: copy of the file is created file ...
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OS X Server - Reset all POSIX and ACLs on new file share

I've just set up a new mini running OS X Yosemite/Server 4, and am using a Drobo 5D for file storage. All of the files on the Drobo have been copied from an old Xserve setup and various external ...
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How can I set up the internal HDD on my iMac to be able to connect to it from my laptop at college?

To better explain my question and what I am trying to do... my iMac is in my room in my parents house, and I want to be able to connect to my iMac's hard drive from about 300 miles away at college on ...
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About mac programs and usage data [closed]

Are there any mac professional programs where you can use them for free given you provide the company ( that is responsible for the program ) with detailed usage data ( just pertaining to the program ...
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Copy video file to iCloud of my friend

Can I copy a video file to the iCloud of my friend from my MacBook ? Suppose I know the AppleId and the password.
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Yosemite won't list computers in windows workgroup

We just bought a new Mini with 10.10 on it (updated to 10.10.1) and it won't list any of the computers in the Windows Workgroup. I can however ping them by WINS name and connect using ...
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File Sharing Mac-PC results in Permission Changed and Locked Files

Recently I decided to recycle one of my old Macs into a home-file-sharing-server. The Mac running Yosemite is connected to a router with Ethernet and is running PLEX server. A hard drive is also ...
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Mavericks: Can't be logged into two servers at the same time?

I ran into a bug (or feature) in OS X 10.9 that I can't figure out. If I'm trying to log into two servers, and I use "guest" credentials to log into one of them, things get screwy. Example: ...
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Network drive showing minus sign for one folder, but Terminal shows everything in it

I've got a small home media server setup on a Raspberry Pi. It has had one 1 TB USB (ext3) drive plugged into it for a while now, which has worked perfectly over the network on my Macbook Pro ...
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Can't remove sharing point, forward slash in the name - OS X Server

I can't remove sharing point on the from OS X Server 3.0.1. After clicking Remove nothing happend. Here is video showing the behaviour: http://youtu.be/-6r8WNSP-Ek I think some plist file could ...
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Where file revisions are stored on OS X?

Most Apple applications in newer OS X versions, like OS X 10.9, automatically save all changes to all files and documents without your approval, and file versions and revisions are automatically ...
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Migrate files from OS 9 software and hardware to OS X

I'm trying to migrate some files from my old PowerComputing PPC computer(SCSI) that ran OS 9.0.4 to my current MacBook Pro running OS X (default 10.9.4 but 10.6.8 avail via external disk). I've gotten ...
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Airport Disk - How can I access it over the Internet without iCloud or Back to my Mac?

Airport Disk - How can I access it over the Internet without iCloud or Back to my Mac? I have enabled the "access disk over WAN" option but when I try the ip nothing happens. The ip is correct, I ...
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How do I mount a sparsebundle disk image that was created on another machine attached to the network?

I have a NAS drive attached to my router that is configured as Raid5. I also have three Mac's attached to that same router. In the Public folder on the NAS drive, I created a sparsebundle disk image ...
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Service that allows me to seamlessly sync files between Windows and iPhone

My scenario is the following: I have big PDF and video files I want to access in my iPhone 5. PDFs with ~50 MB and videos with ~600MB. I do a lot of underlining in my PDFs, both on my Windows ...
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Identifying users who are sharing

When I select Restart from the Apple menu and get the alert "There is a user sharing this computer...", I would like to know which user (e.g. their IP address or some other identification) is sharing. ...
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Set Mac to use Wifi for Internet, Ethernet for local file transfer

Is there a way to make my Mac always choose Wifi for Internet browsing, and Ethernet for local network browsing and file-sharing? My Wifi Internet download speeds are approaching 100Mbps, but when ...
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Mac OS X accessing Windows Share

Strange thing keeps happening with one of my clients. They are running 3 iMacs 2of which are running 10.9.3 and 1 is running 10.9.4. While they are accessing a Windows share, they can be working away ...
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How do I retrieve files copied into iPad iOS 7 from Linux

I bought a new iPad Mini, with iOS 7.1. So a friend of mine had some epub and pdf files that she wanted to share with me, so we plugged the new iPad into her laptop running Ubuntu, and we could acces ...
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Copy documents to iOS devices via the command line

I have a couple apps which I directly copy data in/out of using iTunes (iPhone->Apps->(scroll down) File Sharing. Once there you can drag/drop, but I'd really like to be able to automate this process. ...
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Why does directory vanish when I do SSHFS?

I'm running Max OSX 10.9.3 and I'm trying to setup an SSHFS file-share between my MacBook Pro and a remote file system. However, when I try to do it, it doesn't work. Strangely enough, it makes the ...
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What is the quickest way to send some text from desktop\laptop to iPhone?

I usually send emails to myself, but I wonder if there is a better way to share something quickly from my PC\laptop to iPhone.
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OS X Server Users Read & Write but can't delete

running OS X Server (Mavericks) I am trying to use file sharing. When I create a Folder and select that for sharing and add users they get read & write access, but when I take a closer look via ...
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Apple File Sharing crashes every night at 11:37pm

I have this extremely strange and odd thing happening to me. I have an iMac - mid 2011 model with mavericks installed. It has file sharing setup with SMB disabled so that my MacBook Pro can connect ...
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SMB network shares frequently disconnecting & failing to reconnect

Late 2013 iMac running 10.9.2, authenticated to Open Directory and Active Directory, connecting to SMB shares hosted on multiple Windows server file shares. Connected to the network via ethernet. ...
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File sharing between Mavericks and non-Macs

I am using a MacBook running Mavericks and my brother is on a Linux box; and we often need to exchange files between each other. Both the laptops are Wi-Fi enabled and I also understand that Mac does ...
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Remember shared folder on server

I'm new to Mac. I have files on a shared folder that I often access and every time I restart the computer I have to go to Finder->go->connect to server->fill in the information and press connect. Is ...
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OS X Server File Sharing - Airport Extreme Disk via VPN

I have a 3 TB disk mounted on my Airport Extreme, which I can access locally just fine. However, I would like to be able to mount it over VPN outside of my network. I am able to do so with any drives ...
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How to share an Image using Airdrop from iPad mini to MacBook

I am using an iPad Mini with iOS 7.1 , I want to share an image file using airdrop feature from my iPad mini to MacBook . But iPad mini is not detecting MacBook on Airdrop. How can I share file to and ...
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Mavericks cannot connect to windows share by computer name, but works fine with IP

I have a Mac Mavericks and a Windows 7 machines. On my Windows I have shared some folders, but I can only connect to them using the IP address, but not the computer name. So Finder -> Go-> ...
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How to Reset Ethernet Network Connection?

I use Ethernet network connections at home to create fast home network transferring files between my macs. One of the biggest problem I found is often that one mac cannot see another. It shows ...
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Solved: Using Profile Manager or OS X Server to distribute apps to a group of Macs

For those interested we've started using Bittorrent Sync to distribute the non-Mac Store Apps. Means that they can get bits of the apps and it doesn't break the connection when they go offline. We ...
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Copying files over file sharing on Mavericks extremely slow

I have three Macs on the same LAN/Wifi at home (Airport Extreme), all running Mavericks 10.9.2. Two Mac Minis (bought 2013) copy files to/from each other over file sharing at an acceptable speed, ...
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File ownership appears to change to logged in user

I'd appreciate it if anyone can shed light on this file ownership bizarreness on my server. Googling has revealed no answers. I have a MacMini home server. On this machine /Pierson is a mounted ...
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How to hide an external drive from file sharing on local network

The problem is, my office has multiple computers, and there is only one account (admin) on every machine, all with the same password. So if I bring a personal firewire drive and attach it to my ...
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What file sharing protocol should I use with an older Mac?

I understand that Apple has switched to SMB2 as their default file sharing protocol these days, but I have an old Mac at home that I want to share files with, and it can only run OS X 10.6. OS X 10.6 ...
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How does one change the share name with file sharing in Mac OS X?

In Mac OS X you can create shared folders. Usually the share name is the same as the folder, but it can be different. For example if the is a user with display name "John Doe" and system name "johnd" ...
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10.9: “Application cannot be found” on Windows 2012 R2 shares

We recently migrated from Snow Leopard Server to a Windows 2012 R2 server. In the process we upgraded our Prepress department to 10.9, in an effort to avoid purchasing ExtremeZ-IP. For the most part ...
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How can I access files on my network from my iPhone?

I am attempting to access a PDF file on my network from my iPhone and I know how to access these files from Windows OS. However since I have an iPhone 5, I don't have the knowledge to make that ...