In an effort to keep my wife's web surfing and email separate from my own, I would like to set up a separate user account for her. However, we currently share one iPhoto library and one iTunes library for all our photos and music. Both of our iPods connect to the same iTunes and all of our photos are in place. I would like to share these libraries along with all the albums/playlists in them on both user accounts. I understand that only one user can have the application active at a time (at least with iPhoto), but the idea is that any additions/deletions/changes appear to both users by sharing both the files as well as the library file. From what I have read in the following OS X Hints threads: Share an iPhoto library among multiple users, Allow shared write access to any directory, and Set the global umask default value, there are a few ways it can be done. However I am not too familiar with Terminal and wasn't sure the best way to do it. Not to mention some of the instructions seemed a bit unclear, maybe b/c I don't use terminal. I would prefer to leave the iPhoto and iTunes libraries where they are and give the 2nd user access to them/point their accounts to those locations one they are shared and permissions are set. - which seems to be how the 2nd hint works. I also thought I might achieve the same thing using TinkerTool to allow access and set read/write ability, but have not used that either. Ideally I would probably also add the iMovies folder as well so that we both have access to the iMovie files. I am currently on 10.4 but plan to upgrade to 10.5 in the next week. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I am not sure how subfolders/inheriting attributes from parent are affected especially with the creation of new folders i.e. new artists/albums, new photos of folders or how this process affects already existing libraries.