Can I use Time Capsule as a storage unit that I can access from anywhere, even if I'm in another city or state?

I want to be able to access Time Capsule remotely if I'm in a different city or state and have access to my files. I also want other people, that I allow, to access my Time Capsule for a similar purpose. Is it possible and is it all right to do this, or does it make the Time Capsule hardware more likely to fail over time?

  • Asked by Robert C from Washington
  • Nov 2, 2009
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1 Answer from the Community

  • Hi,

    Yes! The beauty of Back to My Mac which is built in to the unit, allows remote access to the files on the Time Capsule and indeed any machine connected to it. The catch? Each device and computer you wish to access needs to be signed into the same Mobile Me account as it uses the service to make the magic happen. This obviously poses a problem, as it means if you wish other people to access it you would have to give out you credentials for Mobile Me. But! If you have Mobile Me you have up to 20GB online storage via iDisk you can let others access parts of, password protect files and folders and essentially share the data via that means. It just needs to be uploaded to the service first.

    • Answered by Justin D from Londonderry
    • Jan 6, 2010