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Lesson 10. Get Connected—and Stay Connec... > Share Mac OS 9 Files with Mac OS X

Share Mac OS 9 Files with Mac OS X

If your old Mac is running System 7.1 through 9.2, you can still connect it to your new one and transfer the files. Connect the two Macs per one of the suggestions on pages 268269. Do the following four steps on the Mac running OS 9 (or earlier), then connect as usual from your OS X machine.

1.
Set up File Sharing in Mac OS 9 or earlier:

a. From the Apple menu, choose “Control Panels,” then “File Sharing.”

(In Systems 7 through 8.1, choose the “Sharing Setup” control panel.)

b. In the first three fields, enter your name, password, and a computer name so you'll recognize this Mac. If the password is already filled in and you don't know what it is, replace it by typing a new one (very secure, huh?).

c. Write down the IP address, as shown below.

d. If the “File Sharing” button says “Start,” click it. If it says “Stop,” leave it alone because that means file sharing is already on.

e. Check the box to “Enable File Sharing clients to connect over TCP/IP.”

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

a. If the “File Sharing” control panel is not already open, go to the Apple menu, choose “Control Panels,” then choose “File Sharing.”

If the Mac is older than OS 9, open the “Users & Groups” control panel.

b. Click the “Users & Groups” tab.

c. Click the button, “New User.”

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

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

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

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

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

a. On the Desktop, single-click on the hard disk icon that you need files from.

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

In systems earlier than OS 9, go to the File menu and choose “Sharing.”

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

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

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

f. In the “Privilege” column, choose the “Read & Write” icon (the eyeglasses and pencil) for this user/group.

Close the Get Info box.

4.
Set up AppleTalk Ethernet in Mac OS 9:

a. Go to the Apple menu, choose “Control Panels,” then choose “AppleTalk.”

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

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


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