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What is file sharing and how activate this feature?

File Sharing is a service which enables file on a Mac to be shared on other Mac, not just file now you can also share applications in your network.

  1. Go to System Preferences and open Sharing.
  2. Select the application/s that you want to share.
  3. On the mid-right there is an option of Shared Folders, where you can select the folders that you want to be shared with other users.
  4. Now on extreme right there is another option of Users, using which you can define who all people on the network should have access to the defined application/s or the folder/s.
  5. From this menu itself you can also define the access type, should it be Read only or Write access.

At the top of this window, name of the machine is mentioned. If any user wants to connect, he/she can use the machine name or the IP address of your machine. Other sharing options in Mac.