How can I share folders in OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Spanky Deluxe, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    This is driving me nuts and all the responses I've found by searching simply say "Copy the folder to your public folder" which won't work for me.

    I've got a couple of folders on different hard drives to my primary drive that I want to share to both Windows and OS X users, primarily Windows so that they don't need a password or username to access them and don't have write priviledges.

    In Windows this would be an easy thing, right click the folder and share but in OS X I can't for the life of me work out how to do this, it should be a really simple thing, right?

    Like I said, copying these folders over to my public folder is not good enough because a) this is about 0.5TB worth of data and b) I don't want any authorisation of any kind.

    Could someone possibly help me with this? Its driving me nuts, I spent eight hours last night organising the data, getting ready to share it!!
     
  2. MacVault macrumors 65816

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    Networking, sharing, etc...

    I hope so much that Apple is redesigning to whole way a user has to go about browsing for and connecting to networks, shares, etc. Windows XP/Vista is soooo far ahead of Apple in this area. Apple use to be ahead of MS in this area until OS X came out. Please, Apple, fix this!!!
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I do wonder, though... Microsoft's system works in parts because Windows is so sloppy with permissions.

    Anyway, Sharepoints seems like a simple solution... just out of curiosity, is it possible to easily and safely set this up with alias links inside the public folder? I haven't tried that.
     
  4. Eric Piercey macrumors 6502

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  5. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    That looks awesome, I'll give it a try, cheers! :)
     

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