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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, 3rd Edition by Paul McFedries

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Connect Your Mac to Another Mac

You can share data such as documents, bookmarks, and downloads between two Macs by connecting those Macs using a Thunderbolt cable or a network cable. The Thunderbolt connection is the better option because it is about ten times faster than the network connection. With the exception of the Mac Pro, all the latest versions of the Mac come with at least one Thunderbolt port.

This section assumes that you do not have a local area network set up, so you need to connect the two Macs directly. In either case, you must enable file sharing to share data between the Macs.

Connect Your Mac to Another Mac

Connect Using a Thunderbolt Cable

Attach one of the Thunderbolt cable’s connectors to the Thunderbolt port on one ...

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