Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 5:06 AM (in response to fleecy)
Changing the security settngs cannot be done remotely, you must be on the iMac physically to do this. Also, resetting security to permit remote login, getting through the built-in firewall is a pretty sensitive thing to do, are you really sure you want to go that route? Would it be possible to have the person at home email the photos you need?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 6:13 AM (in response to fleecy)
Hello Ralph, Thanks for the advise, Well i am travelling back this weekend so would be able to access my imac myself. Is there a help that talks you through it on apple anywhere that you know of?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 6:18 AM (in response to fleecy)
Apple Support may but they often charge for the help depending on vintage of system and coverage.
On these Coommunities we are all fellow users, not Apple employees, but do have a lot of knowledge of these systems and can go through the steps with you. I just wnated to make you aware of the security issues involved. You can do remote access but need to be very cautious about how security is setup so you are not making your system vulnerable.
Have a safe trip, and if you want to pursue this further post when you are home and someone on here will help.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 9:22 PM (in response to fleecy)
The easiest way to access files remotely is to use Back to My Mac:
All you need is an iCloud account which is of course free. iCloud needs Lion, and so will your iMac.
There are a number of elements involved that must be working, and will not be possible for you to configure while you are away. Read the following and use it as a checklist to ensure all those elements appear to be correct before you leave again:
Once everything is configured properly, it just works. You can log in to and use your iMac at home, including using its iPhoto, and copying files between it and your MacBook Pro, while you're on the other side of the world:
If you have time, take your MacBook to a coffee shop or someplace with a public Wi-Fi network, and verify it works before you go away again. If it does, it should work anywhere in the world.MacBooks iMacs iPads AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 28 years Apple!
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