Drop Box

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Glenn Wolsey, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

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    What exactly is the drop box? I cant find an explanation anywhere.
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    It's a place in your Home folder that is accessible to others. Basically, then can "drop" files in there for you to get later.
     
  3. Glenn Wolsey thread starter macrumors 65816

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    To others? Who is "others"? :)
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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  5. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    It's essentially the same as the shared folder in the windows world.If you are on a network other pc/mac's can access this folder and it's content.
     
  6. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    Think of it has an In Box on a desk. Someone has something for you to see or do, they drop it in your In Box. Although on my computer, my Drop Box is a collection of screen grabs, photos, graphics, etc all for insprirational purposes for my design work. I have it on my dock and just drag files to it.
     
  7. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    The drop box is write only, unless you specific otherwise. Actually, Apple's lay term for any folder or drive that is write only is "drop box." (Side note: Apple once included a schematic for a WOM, Write Only Memory, chip in it's Apple ][ manual. My father never got why that was funny). If you Get Info on a folder, drive, etc, you can change it's status under Ownership & Permissions.

    For instance, if your a teacher you might want students to save documents in a common place, but not be able to retrieve them.

    I micromanage shared network folders. I have only one shared network folder. In it there is a folder for back and forth sharing, a drop box, and folders for uploads and downloads.
     

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