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How to set up my mac as an office file server

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Sep 16, 2013 8:39 AM

I run a small deisgn house and we have 4 computers in house Here is a list of them and their OS


Station 1 :Imac 27in 2.66 core I5 with 10.8.4

Station 2 : Imac 21in 2.7 I5 10.8.4

Station 3: Imac 21in 2.5 I5 10.7.5


and we are using for the server computer a Power mac Duel 1.8 Power PC Tower 10.5.8


This is the problem we are having and cant figure out a fix.

So if station 1 adds a file or creates a fiolder on to the server only station one can edit or add to that folder. If station 2 tried to add to it it will say that they do not have permissions. Then I have to go to the server and Click get info on the file or folder and go down to sharing and permissions and select staff and change it to read and write. This is really a pain in the ***. Is there any way to have it so any of the stations can edit, make and create files that any stations can access. with out having to go to the server each time to change the permissions?


Thanks you for any help

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Sep 16, 2013 1:53 PM (in response to Matt Ramirez)

    Hi, try keeping the files in Shared folder, or do a Get Info on the Folder that holds these files, change Permissions on that folder to R&W for whover or everybody, then click the little gear below & choose Apply to enclosed items.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Sep 17, 2013 12:53 PM (in response to Matt Ramirez)

    Which one, the Shared Folder? Or the other way... I thought Files in a Folder inhertited rights from the Folder they are created in?


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