personal file sharing password?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by twoodcc, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    if someone on my network sees my computer in their finder, they can click on it, then use the guest account to get into everything. how can i stop this, but still share my files between my computers?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    The guest account should only allow very limited access to certain folders (such as your public folder). I believe you can change the access by altering the privileges for such folders.
     
  3. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    thanks. well, i just tried it with the guest account, and it only showed the "drop box" folder. is this always the case?
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    All I see when I log in as guest is the Drop Box in various accounts. I'd be surprised if your guest account allowed more. You'd need to have set permissions explicitly for that to happen.

    Edit: yes, the drop box is normal, and you can alter that as well.

    Go to the Public folder in your home account, click on Drop Box, Get Info, go to the permissions section, and set that of Others to "No Access".
     
  5. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    thanks. i guess that answers my question :):apple:
     

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