Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2010 2:00 PM (in response to Darryl Mylrea)I don't have Essentials, but strongly suggest that each user have their own data file. Alternatively, contact Intuit or visit their community site: https://qlc.intuit.com/app/full_page and post there.27" iMac i7 12 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.5), G4 450 MP GB 1.5 GB RAM w/(10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2010 2:04 PM (in response to baltwo)Well, I wasn't really thinking it was a Quicken thing as much as a permissions thing in OSX, since I can manually change file permissions and make it work for whichever user I assign as owner.
I thought the SHARED folder was just that, and that everything in there was R/W for everyone?Mac Mini Server with 1TB and OSX Server 10.6.5, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2010 2:22 PM (in response to Darryl Mylrea)Could be, but your changes aren't working, so I suspect there might be something unique to Essentials that I'm missing. Never had an issue with Quicken stuff. I don't share anything on my single-user machines, so I can't address that issue.27" iMac i7 12 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.5), G4 450 MP GB 1.5 GB RAM w/(10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2010 9:33 AM (in response to Darryl Mylrea)This is a Quicken Essentials problem, not a Mac OS permissions problem. You're not alone, but I haven't seen a solution except using Dropbox.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2011 6:41 AM (in response to daylesworth)Actually, I believe this is a permissions problem. I am having the same issue with sharing iTunes media, amongst other things. There is a fair bit of chat about this on the Net, most of it recommending use of ACL's to cause cascading permissions to be set and updated. It seems ridiculous to me that multiple users on one machine can not easily share a "read/write" environment.iMac 2.66Ghz Intel Core i5, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2011 4:04 PM (in response to Darryl Mylrea)The Shared folder is there for sharing, since everyone can access it. Everyone can read and write to the folder, but it is up to the owner of a particular file to allow others to write to it - file permissions normally aren't automatically modified just by placing them in the Shared folder. Access Control List entries can be added to a folder to provide some additional inherited permissions, but since you have tried giving everyone write permission for a file I suspect there is something additional that Quicken is doing.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), (and various older stuff keeping dust off the shelves)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2011 8:55 PM (in response to Darryl Mylrea)
The solution that I discovered to work: Place your quicken data file(s) on an external drive (or create a partition if you only have access to a single hard drive) and have permissions on that drive (o volume) set to "ignore ownership on this volume" It works for me. Both accounts can now access my single quicken data file. To set the permissions on a drive/volume, select the drive or volume, choose "get info" from the file menu and at the bottom of the get info window mark the box "Ignore ownership on this volume".
It might be worth your while to spend ten bucks on an ebook titled Take Control of Sharing Files in Snow Leopard. Take Control of Sharing Files in Snow Leopard discusses
sharing digital media files.