How to Connect to a Shared Resource in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

By Mark L. Chambers

Mac OS X Snow Leopard makes it easy for others to snag files from your computer if you have sharing enabled. At the top of the Sharing pane, you can see that other Macintosh users can access your computer at afp://<ip address>, where ip address is the IP address for your specific computer. When another Mac user wants to connect to your shared files, that person can do the following:

1Choose Go→Connect to Server from the Finder menu bar.

The Connect to Server dialog opens.

2After the Connect to Server dialog opens, type afp://<ip address> and click the Connect button.

Here ip address is the IP address of your Macintosh.