6 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2013 10:35 AM by jrwood116
jrwood116 Level 1 Level 1

I have an iMac with 2 user accounts and I want to share a folder between them. I have gone on to system preferences>sharing and turned on file sharing. I have also got the 'Get Info' thing up, selected 'Shared Folder' and added the other user to the read and write permissions...it just doesn't show up on the other desktop (the folder is on my desktop, I would have expected to see it on the other desktop...?)

 

Any ideas?


iMac, iOS 6.1.4
Solved by Red Dwarf on May 10, 2013 10:19 AM Solved

Okay, the article you linked to is to share a folder for access by a different Mac or PC.

 

That's not what you wanted to achieve. What you were after is for different users accounts within the same Mac to have access to the same folder.

 

Do you see the difference?

  • Red Dwarf Level 6 Level 6

    Hi,

     

    All you need to do is navigate to your /Users/Shared folder and move any files or folders you want to share between user accounts on the same Mac there.

  • jrwood116 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks, but do you have to do that every time you share a folder?

     

    I've read numerous 'how to share a folder' blogs and they just say it's as simple as clicking 'share' and allowing specific users to access it...none have mentioned this (not saying your advice is wrong at all, just don't get why no-one else has mentioned what appears to be a key step!)

  • Red Dwarf Level 6 Level 6

    jrwood116 wrote:

     

    Thanks, but do you have to do that every time you share a folder?

     

     

    No, you just need to do it once and that's it. Anything that is in the Shared folder is accessible by all user accounts within the same Mac.

     

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    jrwood116 wrote:

     

    I've read numerous 'how to share a folder' blogs and they just say it's as simple as clicking 'share' and allowing specific users to access it...none have mentioned this (not saying your advice is wrong at all, just don't get why no-one else has mentioned what appears to be a key step!)

     

    Can you give me an example of such a blog. I suspect you may have mis-understood what they were saying but if you can provide a link, I'll look at it.

  • jrwood116 Level 1 Level 1

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1549?viewlocale=en_US

     

    I accept that I may have read it incorrectly, quite new to Macs, although I don't think it has explained it quite as effectively as you have...

  • Red Dwarf Level 6 Level 6

    Okay, the article you linked to is to share a folder for access by a different Mac or PC.

     

    That's not what you wanted to achieve. What you were after is for different users accounts within the same Mac to have access to the same folder.

     

    Do you see the difference?

  • jrwood116 Level 1 Level 1

    Yep, all good I think. Thanks for your help, much appreciated.