How To Network Two Computers By Sharing Files from Mac to Mac
- Connect the two computers. Use an Ethernet cable to connect your two Mac computers to one another.
- Unless one or both of the Macs are iMacs (desktop computers), you’ll need two Ethernet to USB-C adapters to plug into your Macs’ Thunderbolt 3 ports before you can connect them via Ethernet.
- Click Go. It’s a menu item at the top of the screen. Clicking it prompts a drop-down menu.
- If you don’t see Go, click the desktop to force it to appear.
- Make sure that you’re doing this on the Mac from which you want to transfer files.
- Click Connect to Server. You’ll find this option near the bottom of the drop-down menu.
- Click Browse. It’s near the bottom of the Connect to Server window. A pop-up window with nearby computers will appear.
- Double-click the second Mac’s name. You’ll find this in the pop-up window.
- Enter the second computer’s password when prompted. This will allow you to connect to the second computer.
- If this doesn’t work, try using the current computer’s password.
- Click Connect. It’s in the lower-right side of the pop-up window.
- Open Finder. Click the Finder app icon, which resembles a blue face in your Mac’s Dock.
- Move files onto the other Mac. Find a file that you want to move onto the second Mac, copy it by clicking it and pressing ⌘ Command+C, click the other Mac’s name in the lower-left side of the Finder window, open your preferred folder, and press ⌘ Command+V.