How do I share apps with users accounts?

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  1. Loves2spoon
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    Loves2spoon

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    I have 3 user accounts on my MBP for 3 iPhones. Is there a way to add a shared folder so all 3 iPhones don't have to download the apps to the hard drive 3 times?

    For example if I log out of my account and into another with iTunes that one will be empty. I'd like to have songs and apps accessible to other family members so they can sync everything like i can.

    Thank you
     
  2. lorenwade
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    The only way for everyone to share the same music and apps is to use the same iTunes account.
     
  3. Loves2spoon
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    Loves2spoon

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    We all share the same "iTunes Account".

    I don't want to "Re-download" all the apps on each "User Account" on my computer. I'm sure someone here knows what I'm talking about. Just posted too late in the evening...

    oh well. AM peeps, hit me up! ;)
     
  4. lorenwade
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    Oh! I understand! Okay. Then I have no clue, but I'm sure someone around here does!
     
  5. TheConfuzed1
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    Find the folder that hosts the apps on one user account, and replace it with an alias to the folder that hosts it in another account.

    I do this to store my music on an external drive.
     
  6. Xpired Xistence
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    Turn on Home Sharing. You can then copy apps, songs, etc. as needed to each user's computer.
     

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