Questions tagged [file-sharing]

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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What is the best option to keep Laptop and Desktop user account in Sync?

I have a Mac desktop that is not always on and a Mac laptop that is usually on the same network. I have a new Synology drive that is always on and I'm considering making use of the LDAP server on it ...
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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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Mount Shared Drive via AFP in Terminal

I want to mount an external drive, connected on computer A, to computer B. I am able to access and mount the drive by connecting to the server through Finder (Command-K), but how can I do this exact ...
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How to share directory over NFS from Mac? (w/o macOS Server app)

First of all, I'm happy to pay the $19.99 for the Mac OS Server app from the app store, so that's no problem, it's just that at the moment I only have one specific need - NFS sharing between my macOS ...
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Migration Assistant fails on Ethernet Mavericks-to-Mavericks migration

I have the following setup and am attempting the use Migration Assistant over Ethernet: Source machine: Early 2009 24-inch iMac running OS X 10.9 Destination machine: Latest MacBook Pro Retina ...
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Odd permissions issues on Windows Share

I'm handling the IT for a Mac based design studio and they're having weird issues with files on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server. They should have complete access to everything, they can create, delete,...
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How do I turn FTP sharing on in Lion?

I recently upgraded to Lion and I tried to FTP into it from another Mac, but I couldn't. I went to System Preferences>Sharing and could only find AFP and SMB sharing. How do I enable FTP sharing in ...
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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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mac fails to reconnect to SMB share after coming back from suspend

I've got a mac (OS X 10.8.2) that's accessing files on an Win7 SMB share. About half the time the Mac comes back from suspend it can't connect to the SMB share. The Win7 machine is on and the password ...
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No right to open file once copied on the desktop

I'm new to Mac, so I may not have the correct vocabulary. We have a Mac 10.5.x configured to share files with AFP and SMB. We have 4 other Mac as clients, various versions between 10.5 and 10.6. ...
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Dropbox + Mac Mini Server = Syncing Issues

In our office, we use Dropbox business as a cloud; All of our files exist on a Mac Mini Server we use inside the office as a local repository for all of our Dropbox files. We then have Dropbox sync ...
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Transferring Files Between Two Separate (not connected to the same network) Computers?

I need to send a colleague a relatively large application (>5GB), and was thinking of how I could go about sending it. Cloud-based services such as DropBox won't work because the file is much bigger ...
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Does setting sharing & permissions on “Ignore ownership on this volume” disk do anything?

I have a Mac Mini being used as a file server with an external hard drive used to store the shared folders. If the "Ignore ownership on this volume" is not checked, I can control access for specific ...
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How to access USB External Drive on iMac from Macbook Pro?

I have an iMac with an external USB 1TB harddrive, running Mountain Lion. Under File Sharing I have added this external drive to my list of "Shared Folders". I have a MacBook Pro also running ...
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How to open PDF files stored in iBooks on iPad in Adobe Reader

I have downloaded PDF files and saved them in iBooks on my iPad. I want to open some PDF files in Adobe Reader but there is no option to do so. I looked up on internet and it asks for a PC (which I ...
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How can I make a folder and its contents automatically owned by two people?

Ok, in the /Users/Shared/ folder I have my DropBox folder. I have read/write permissions set for me and my wife (shared computer). However, if she creates a folder/file in the DropBox folder, I can ...
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How can I share a large, 60 GB file with iCloud Drive?

I pay Apple for 200 GB of storage with iCloud Drive. What are the steps to share a 60 GB file with someone?