Forum Question: Back to My Mac with a Family Pack

So is there a way for me to use Back to My Mac where I access another person’s computer that also uses an account from the same family pack? It doesn’t seem to automatically recognize it.

— Todd A. Peperkorn

Comments: 2 Responses to “Back to My Mac with a Family Pack”

    12/24/09 @ 9:24 am

    No, you can’t do it. Each account in the family pack is like a separate account — with a few limitations. I guess that is what it is Back to MY Mac — you can only get back to your Mac, not another.
    However, if the family members are only using MobileMe email, they can still have their System Prefs set to your MobileMe account, and then their Mail prefs set to their own MobileMe account. But they won’t be able to access other things like iDisk then. At least not as easily.
    Another option is to use your router and port forwarding to screen share with those other Macs. It takes more know-how, but it can be done.

    Todd A. Peperkorn
    12/24/09 @ 10:44 am

    That’s what I need to know. Thanks!

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