multiple accounts using one library (again)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by davejevons, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. davejevons macrumors newbie

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    I appreciate this has been done before but the answers I found from the search don't seem to work in this instance.

    I'm trying to get multiple accounts to share the same itunes (and eventually iphoto) library. I have moved my 'iTunes Music' folder to shared and created an alias which is in my user itunes folder. When I use iTunes I can see all of my library.

    I did the same for another account, putting the alias in the users:music folder but it doesn't update the library when I go in? Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? Do I need to also bring the whole of the iTunes directory including the file 'iTunes 4 Music library' and and the xml document to the shared folder as well?

    thanks,

    dave.
     
  2. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Did you move the iTunes Library .xml file, as well? Try that.
     
  3. davejevons thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, not yet - do I move both the xml file and the itunes 4 library?

    Do I put them within the same 'itunes music' folder or just above it in shared?
    many thanks,

    dave
     
  4. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't really matter (IIRC -- I don't have an iTunes install nearby), as long as the users use aliases to point to the same file.
     

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