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Can you backup two Macs to a time capsule?

What is less well known is that you can use a single Time Machine backup drive with multiple Macs. If you have a large disk, you can partition it and use part of it for regular data and part of it for a Time Machine backup. You also can use your Mac with more than one Time Machine backup drive.

Can I use two Macs at the same time?

You can use an Ethernet cable to connect two Mac computers to share files or play network games. You don’t need to use an Ethernet crossover cable. On each Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Sharing , then note the computer name for each computer.

How do I backup multiple Macs to Time Machine?

On each computer, go to System Preferences/Time Machine and click on Add or Remove Backup Disk. Select one drive and then click it again to add the second drive. Make sure automatic backups is turned on and you are done. Enable Time Machine on both Macs to use the same Time Capsule.

How do I access Time Machine from a different Mac?

How do I access Time Machine files from another Mac?

  1. Connect the Time Machine backup drive to your computer.
  2. Open Finder and select the external storage device.
  3. Select the folder named Backups.
  4. Double-click on the folder with the name of the Mac.

How do I share my external hard drive between two Macs?

Use networking

  1. Open System Preferences on the computer that’s physically connected to the hard drive.
  2. Click on Sharing.
  3. Check the box next to File Sharing.
  4. Click on the + button under Shared Folders to share specific folders.
  5. Click on the Everyone user under Users.

How do I sync two Macs?

Syncing files between two Macs is, thankfully, fairly simple. One way is to use iCloud. Providing both devices – whether a macOS MacBook or an iPhone or iPad – are logged into the same Apple ID, a file that you’ve saved on one will save exactly the same on another.

Can I connect two Macs with HDMI?

If your Mac and display have an HDMI port, which is quite rare, you’ll just be able to use an HDMI cable to connect the two. Similarly with a USB-C equipped Mac and monitor, you will be able to use a USB-C or Thunderbolt cable.

Can you back up more than one computer on an external hard drive?

Any external drive can backup as many computers as there is space on the external drive, through any number of ways. Also, keep in mind that significant capacity may be needed to store all the files from the various computers, so be sure to purchase a drive large enough to handle your needs.

Can I use an external hard drive on 2 different computers?

You can link a single external hard drive to two or more computers that are on the same network. You cannot, however, connect two computers directly to the drive by USB, eSATA or Firewire. External hard drives can only be connected to one computer, and they can then be set up for sharing over a network.