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"Back to my mac" stopped working

I have multiple macs all intels with Lep.  "Back to my mac" stopped working from all computers.  Even if I use different mac accounts.  I have 3 mac accounts.
It took a little work to get it to work originally, but now it has stopped working.  Another weird thing is when I'm logged into my .mac account my dad's computer can share my screen even though we are signed in to two different .mac account.
I on the other hand can only share is screen via iChat.
Any ideas?
David

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  • Kitchens Mac May 09, 2008

    I have Screen Sharing, file Sharing Remote Login and remote Apple Events.  Are any of those items an issue?


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Under the Apple Menu, go to System Preferences>Internet & Network>File sharing. Look to see what is checked and not checked. It seems like you may have sharing enabled on yours in more depth than sharing is enabled on dad's. Be careful about enabling online sharing if you have any online banking or other sensitive info on that computer.

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  • volunteer2 May 09, 2008

    My response was related to the second part of your question, why dad can get to yours and you cannot get to his. He probably doesn't have screen sharing enabled. Sorry I didn't make that clear.
    My only thought on the first part of the question is that even thought it's a Mac and much more stable than a PC, software can still get corrupted. Since it doesn't work at all, my best suggestion is to go in and find all the software related to that problem, trash it, and reinstall it. If you reinstall over the old code, sometimes it sees that the code is there and doesn't bother to replace it with new, uncorrupted code. I know that is time consuming but that's the only advice I have for you.

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