Summary of AirDrop, network file sharing, target disk mode, and sneakernet, explaining how to use each and what they’re best at.
AirDrop is quick, convenient and as slow as you’ll get. Ethernet all too often runs at only 1 Gb/s. Here are the fastest solutions involving M1 models.
Provided it doesn’t have to back up large folders containing many small files, Time Machine backing up to APFS on a network share works well.
Some files rely on these to work properly. What happens when you share such a file using your iCloud account? The answer isn’t simple, but here are full details.
Can you still share files using the AFP protocol, or must you contend with SMB and its bugs? And what about shared storage for Time Machine backups?
Its very convenient and quick to transfer files between Macs, but also sets the quarantine flag on everything it transfers. This can cause problems.
If you are running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 and have just applied the Security Update (2017-001) to fix […]
One out of my three Macs won’t share files with the others. Why not?
Sharing docs between Macs, or with iOS devices, need not be complex or messy. You may even find OS X Server a help.
When copying files across in Target mode, their permissions are left in a mess. Why?