Sharing iTunes library over users on iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by al3000, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. al3000 macrumors 6502

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    I set my mum and dad up with a new iMac G5 a few weeks back, and have been transferring all their CD's into the iTunes music library. Initially there was only one user account on the computer, and this had all the music (also photos and MS Office). I have set up another user account on the computer, and need it to have access to the main iTunes and iPhoto library. Also, is there any way to have MS Office on it, or do I need to install it again?

    Thanks for your help :)
     
  2. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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  3. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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  4. mklos macrumors 68000

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    Thats happened to a few people recently...weird!
     
  5. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    I've consciously noticed myself do it before on other boards by double clicking (quickly) the 'Submit' button accidentally... Obviously got twitchy fingers!
     
  6. al3000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I seem to have got it running ok. One problem I have though..if one user adds songs to the library, it doesn't show up on the others users library. I can't figure why, as in both of their preferences, the itunes folder is in the shared area.

    Please help!
     
  7. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm... I think the iTunes Library database file also needs to be shared.
     
  8. al3000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The file is in the shared area..will itunes automatically get it?
     
  9. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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