Ways to share your screen, files, and more with other users on your network
You can set up your Mac to share files, folders, and other services with users on your network. You can also share your screen, or share a printer connected to your Mac.
Use the information on this page to help you choose which services to share, and whom to share with.
You can let others see what’s on your screen; open, move, and close files and windows; open apps; and even restart your Mac. For more information, see Set up and use screen sharing.
You can share files with other Mac computers:
If you have a printer connected to your Mac, you can let others on your network use it. For more information, see Share your printer.
If you allow remote login, you can use Secure Shell (SSH) to log in to your Mac from another location. For more information, see Allow a remote computer to access your Mac.
If your Mac is remotely managed using Apple Remote Desktop, turn on remote management in Sharing preferences. For more information, see Allow Remote Desktop to access your Mac.
Remote Apple events
Set your Mac to respond to events sent from other computers on a network. For more information, see Allow remote Apple events.
Share your Internet connection with other computers on your local network. For more information, see Share the Internet connection on your Mac.
If your Mac is Bluetooth enabled or you have a Bluetooth USB adapter connected to your Mac, you can share files with other Bluetooth enabled computers and devices. For more information, see Set up Bluetooth sharing.
DVD or CD sharing
If you have an optical drive, you can allow users of other computers to access your DVD or CD drive. This sharing of drives can be helpful if the other computer doesn’t have an optical drive, or if you want to provide access to your optical drive to other computers on your Ethernet or wireless network. For more information, see Share DVDs and CDs.