PHOTOGRAPHER LIFE HACK
This is not [really] photography related... but to me it's important.
Today I wanted to set up remote access to my iMac from my MacBook Air. I found a lot tutorials on how to do it, but none of them seemed to work for me, so I am hoping that this blog post helps someone out.
Step One: Access the computer that you want to remotely access (my iMac for me)
Step Two: Click on the Apple in the top left corner, then on System Preferences.
Step Three: Click on Sharing
Step Four: Click on Remote Management and select the options you would like to have available for remote access.
Step Five. Click on Remote Login in the left hand column.
Step Six. Keep the window open, it has important information you will need
Step Seven: Access the device you would like to use to access your original device (my MacBook Air for me).
Step Eight: Open Finder
Step Nine: Click on Go (it's at the tippy top of your computer screen)
Step Ten: Click on "Connect to Server"
Step Eleven: Look at your original device screen. You should be on "Remote Login". Underneath where it says "Remote Login: On" it will tell you what to type.
Step Twelve: Type the information from step eleven in the Server Address box on the second device.
You are done!
This allows me to access all of the files on my iMac at anytime. In other words, it doesn't matter where I am, even if I am not at home, I can access my external hard drive on my desktop, my desktop files, everyyythingggg on my laptop. It's freaking amazing.
I hope this helps!!
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