2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2012 2:17 PM by Kappy
Tech-man1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hello. I have a iMac 1000GB and a MacBook Air 13 128GB. I want to use my iMacs memory as I have around 700gb free this will then allow my MacBook Air to be relatively free of documents. I was wondering if this is possible or maybe if I could set up a public folder and then set it up so it always saves in this when connected to WIFI. Hope you can help!!




Alex Taylor

  • tzbikowski Level 4 Level 4 (1,945 points)

    You can share your Folder(s) from your iMac and access them from Air.

    As you say perhaps you should keep the heavy files on iMac and just the ones you need on MBA.

    you can switch on sharing on iMac in System Preferences > Sharing > File Sharing

    in the right pane set the folder you want top share and permissions.


    Once you are done you should see the iMac's shares on MBA in Finder, left pane Shared.

    As long as you are on the same network.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (263,095 points)

    Only if you partition your drive to provide an independent portion of the drive for your MBA and only if both computers are connected to your local network. If you plan to transfer data back and forth then you will need to activate File Sharing on both computers. You will also have to designate the MBA's drive and the iMac's partition as "shared." Select the computer's disk icon on the Desktop. Press COMMAND-I to open the Get Info window. Check the box in the upper panel labeled, "Shared folder." See also, Mac 101- File Sharing.