Transfer Files Between Remote Macs with Screen Sharing in OS X
Screen Sharing supports drag and drop file copying to and from remote Macs, an excellent feature that was briefly covered in our recent guide to using Screen Sharing in OS X. Each Mac must be running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later to have the drag and drop file transfer feature, but it’s an absolute cinch to use otherwise:
- Open a remote Screen Sharing session as usual
- Drag any file or folder from the local Mac to the remote Macs screen to transfer the item, or vice versa
Because the file is transferring over the internet, it won’t be as quick as some of the other ways of copying files around on a local network or across local drives, but the convenience is undeniable.
With screen sharing, you can essentially use a remote Mac as a personal file server if need be, and you’ll never have to worry about documents being inaccessible after you’ve left home, school, or work again.