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Sharing files with multiple users on single iMac

4077 Views 19 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2009 10:41 PM by Király RSS
  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,460 points)
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    Aug 7, 2009 1:04 PM (in response to gogirl143)
    gogirl143 wrote:
    Kiraly -- I'm trying to work up the nerve to try your solution...you're right to a new user, that solution looks a little daunting.


    Just go for it. It works. Nothing else is going to work as well.

    Question to you - in step #3 - log in to admin account (means me? - original User, given full privileges upon purchase, I assume)...


    The original account you set up when you first turned on your Mac is an admin account, unless you specifically removed admin rights from that account at a later time.

    "Launch Terminal"? ...haven't used this yet, where is it exactly that I'm pasting in those 3 lines of code AND are the backslashes Return/Enter(s) or actual backslashes? Sorry, haven't done actual "programming" since highschool...


    Terminal is in the /Applications/Utilities folder. I just use Spotlight (magnifying glass at the top right corner of your screen) to open apps or find things. Just paste in the three lines exactly as you see them. The backslashes are actual backslashes.
    eMac (PowerPC G4, 1.25GHz, 1.5GB RAM, USB 2.0), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6 (10,475 points)
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    Aug 7, 2009 2:19 PM (in response to gogirl143)
    gogirl143 wrote:
    When logged in as another User - I open HD/Users/Shared/Folder Perm Info=Me (Admin User) is Read/Write, Staff is Read Only, Everybody is Read/Write...all files (that I want them to have access to change)=same permissions as above, other files I want them to be able to SEE in that file are the same except Everybody is Read Only. Do I need to + each User, with permissions to Read/Write instead of designate as "Everybody"?


    You shouldn't have to.

    Does it change anything if you set permissions for "Staff" to Read/Write?
    MacBook 2.0 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,460 points)
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    Aug 7, 2009 10:41 PM (in response to gogirl143)
    Everything was right. The sudo warning message is normal the first time you use it. You panicked when you didn't need to. Just try it again and everything will be okay.
    eMac (PowerPC G4, 1.25GHz, 1.5GB RAM, USB 2.0), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
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