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Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course by Joe Kissell

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Use OS X File Sharing

Macs have had built-in file sharing since System Software 2, back in 1987. With a few clicks, you can make one or more folders—or even your entire disk—available to other Macs or PCs on your local network. Another computer (your own or someone else’s) can easily connect to your shared folder or volume, see and open the files inside, and—if you’ve granted the necessary permissions—make changes to those files.

Although Apple has made some changes to the “plumbing” of OS X file sharing in recent years, it still looks and acts pretty much the same, at least from the perspective of other Macs (Windows PCs have an easier time connecting than they once did).

① Turn on File Sharing in the Sharing pane of System Preferences to ...

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