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Screen Sharing: Drag and Drop copy System
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If you have connected to a remote Mac using Screen Sharing and don't have a mounted disk, then you can still copy between the two Macs via drag and drop.

Basically, you take a file from the local Finder and drag it to a window of the remote Finder. This will automatically initiate a copy. The reverse is also true. A little experimenting shows numerous applications can act as source, but in all cases a Finder window needs to be the final destination.

[crarko adds: I've done this for ages using things other than Apple's built-in Screen Sharing program, so I don't know when this became available. Did it come along with AirDrop? The full Remote Desktop program has done this since the beginning.]
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Screen Sharing: Drag and Drop copy
Authored by: emale on Feb 25, '14 08:39:09AM

That's new since 10.8



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Screen Sharing: Drag and Drop copy
Authored by: poenn on Feb 27, '14 12:17:38AM

Correct. Prior to that you had to use ARD (which did that right from the start) or some other alternative. I was glad when they finally added this functionality to Screen Sharing.



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