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Chapter 35. Sharing Files between Severa... > Share Mac OS 9 Files with Mac OS X

Share Mac OS 9 Files with Mac OS X

Connect the two Macs per one of the suggestions on page 630. Actually, you can share files with Macs running System 7.1, as well as up through Mac OS 9.2. Do the following four steps on the Mac running OS 9 (or earlier), then connect as usual from your Mac OS X machine. This is a great way to transfer files from your older Mac to your new one.

  1. Set up File Sharing in Mac OS 9:

    1. Go to the Apple menu, slide down to “Control Panels,” and choose “File Sharing.”

    2. Follow each of the callouts below to set up File Sharing properly.

    If you’re connecting to a Mac running System 7 through 8.1, you’ll find this in the Sharing Setup control panel.



  2. Set up File Sharing User in Mac OS 9:

    1. If the File Sharing control panel is not already open, go to the Apple menu, slide down to “Control Panels,” and choose “File Sharing.”

    2. Click the “Users & Groups” tab.



    3. Click the button, “New User.”

    4. In the “Identity” pane, shown below, type in a name and password. Write down this name and password on a piece of paper!

    5. From the “Show” menu, choose “Sharing,” and make sure the box is checked to “Allow user to connect to this computer.”





    6. Click the close box to put this little dialog box away.

    7. Click the close box to put the File Sharing control panel away.

    If you’re connecting to a Mac older than OS 9, open the Users & Groups control panel.

  3. Set up File Sharing Info in Mac OS 9:

    1. Click once on the hard disk icon that you want to share files from.

    2. Press Command I, or go to the File menu, choose “Get Info,” then choose “Sharing.”

    3. If you do not see “Sharing” in the “Show” pop-up menu in the Get Info box, as circled below, choose “Sharing” from that menu.



    4. Check the box to “Share this item and its contents.”

    5. In the “User/Group” pop-up menu, choose the name of the user you created in Step 2.

    6. In the “Privilege” column, choose the “Read & Write” icon (the eyeglasses and pencil).

    7. Close the Get Info box.

    In earlier systems, go to the File menu and choose “Sharing.”

  4. Set up AppleTalk Ethernet in Mac OS 9:

    1. Go to the Apple menu, slide down to “Control Panels,” and choose “AppleTalk.”

    2. In the “Connect via” pop-up menu, choose “Ethernet.”



    3. Close the AppleTalk control panel. If you are asked to save changes, click “Yes.”


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