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DaPhil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 14, 2010 11:40 PM
Hi everyone,
I have a little problem with file sharing in OS X. I want to share files in a local network or via afp. So I activated file sharing in the system properties. Now I want to specify list of users that are allowed to read or write. But I can not add any user although I am able to choose a person from my address book or create a new user. If I do so, the user is not added to the users list. I am only able to add system admins or everyone or local users... Why is that so? Can I add a specific user with "Login" name and password?

Thanks
Phil
MacBook Pro mid 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (26,945 points)
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    Dec 15, 2010 2:11 AM (in response to DaPhil)
    You have to create a user in the Accounts tab of System Preferences. When you add them, change the user type from "Standard" to "Sharing only". This will add them to the user-specific permission lists you maintain for your shared folders, but will not give them a home folder on your computer.

    Matt
    MacBook Pro (13" Mid 2010), Mac Pro (Early 2008), iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,595 points)
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    Dec 15, 2010 2:57 AM (in response to Matt Clifton)
    Hi Matt, Phil

    you can add a 'new person' directly from the sharing pane, and they're automatically a sharing only account - but it sounds as if Phil can select or create them right enough, but they don't end up in the users list ?
  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,595 points)
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    Dec 15, 2010 3:17 AM (in response to DaPhil)
    it works fine here, so not a bug.
    does console have anything to say when this happens?
  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (26,945 points)
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    Dec 15, 2010 5:20 AM (in response to DaPhil)
    Are you logged in as an administrator? If not, switch to your admin user before trying it.
    If you already are, try repairing permissions using Disk Utility, and see if that changes anything.

    Matt
    MacBook Pro (13" Mid 2010), Mac Pro (Early 2008), iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (26,945 points)
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    Dec 15, 2010 8:41 AM (in response to DaPhil)
    I think this is the newest version of the list of errors you can ignore. Are there any others which persistently appear?

    I'm afraid my German is non-existent - can you open Console and find out exactly when those errors appear? Is it when you try to create the user in System Preferences or in the Sharing panel? If you reboot, then try to add the users, does that work?

    Matt
    MacBook Pro (13" Mid 2010), Mac Pro (Early 2008), iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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