Sharing my Mac files with a PC: Can I choose to only share 1 folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by d'evils, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. d'evils macrumors newbie

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    I know how to in Windows but can't find an option in OS X. The PC currently has full access to my user folder.
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Mine too, but I have to authenticate first. Did you enter your username and password?

    My PCs forget after they're restarted.
     
  3. d'evils thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeh, I did all that. The Mac and PC are networked via Firewire so I'm not really worried about the security of my files etc. It was just bugging me that I couldn't find an option to create just one "sharing folder", like in Windows. Surely there is a way?
     
  4. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I have various complaints with OSX sharing, including the lack of chroot jails (requiring various hacks that may or not work) but I think there is already a folder such as you require.

    Go to the top level of your HD, then Users/user name/ and there should be a Public folder that others can open, without being able to open any other folders.
     
  5. d'evils thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks
     

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