1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 28, 2012 7:09 AM by varjak paw
J_carroll Level 1 Level 1

I only have one computer (Macbook Air), but I want to be able to access a portable hardrive (1 Terabite that has most of my pictures loaded on it) that is connected to my Time Capsule home network while I am away from home. 


I am an amature photographer, and I hoping to establish a way to keep my large photo files off of my computer but access them anywere I have an internet connection (without having to carry a portable hardrive with me everywhere I go).  In nutshell that is what I am hoping to accomplish.  Any advice would be much appreciated.


In sum....



1. What is the best way to do connect to a portable hardrive that is connected to my home network when I am away from home?


2. Is there a way to use the Remote Desktop for Mac even though I reallly just want to access my home network and portable hardrives connected to it?

Time Capsule 802.11n (3rd Gen), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    1) File Sharing:




    File sharing across the Internet often can be blocked by routers on either end, though, or complicated by shifting IP addresses. So moving your photos to a cloud-based service such as iCloud's PhotoStream, Flicker, etc,, if that would be at all practical, may be a better option.


    2) ARD would be overkill. If you just want to get access to the files, just set up file sharing. If you want to take control of your home Mac, the built-in screen sharing would be sufficient, though a service such as LogMeIn is usually easier to maintain.