that error message sounds like you placed a shared folder within a parent folder that is not shared. It also can help to boot into Recovery Mode (pressing Command and R simultanously when hearing the startup tune), launch Disk Utility, select the disk containing your OSX installation (usually named Macintosh HD) and choose Verify Disk Permissions. Should any problems be reported select Repair Disk Permissions. Once that is finished, reboot normally.
Though unlikely, it might have happened during all the folder removing and readding that some Permissions are out of sync. So checking these Permissions is merely a precaution
Once you are back in "normal" OSX using your admin account, try this:
- Open Terminal from the Utilites folder
- enter the following commands one line at a time:
- mkdir /Users/Shared/Family
- mkdir /Users/Shared/Family/Movies
- mkdir /Users/Shared/Family/Mom
- chown -R <placeholder> /Users/Shared/Family
- chmod -R 755 /Users/Shared/Family
Be sure to replace <placeholder> with your account's short name (no brackets!)
- Now open System Preferences and select Sharing
- Select File Sharing from the left pane
- Click on the little plus and add /Users/Shared/Family to your shares (The subfolders are automatically included)
- in the right most pane check the access privileges. They are set, so that you can read and write to those folders, while everyone else can only read. If you want everybody to have read and write privileges, use 777 instead of 755 within the terminal last command.
- Now the other computers should be able to see and use the shared folder you just created.
If you create individual user accounts on your machine for every family member you want to access the shared folders, you can choose far more sophisticated levels of access privileges.
Hope this helps,