sharing work over osx network???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chriscon, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. chriscon macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2006

    I work in a small ad agency and we have a network of 3 macs. We can access all the work by using dropboxes but i cant seem to get the permissions correct, every time i get a file which has been worked on by another mac i have do a save as, to my desktop because i dont have sufficient priviledges or the file says it is locked.

    It is only my mac which has this problem, the other macs can copy the files onto their desktop and save fine from my i think it is a permissions prob, just cant put my finger on how to fix??

    If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers in advance.

  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Drill down to the dropbox on the computer that has the problem. Then click on the drop box and press cmd-I(apple button and I) then under the heading Ownership & Permissions make sure the details are:

    Owner: (your username)
    access: Read and Write

    Group: (your username)
    Write only

    Others: Write Only

    EDIT: and welcome to macrumors I hope you like the place. :)
  3. chriscon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2006
    Hi there,

    the thing is I want the other mac to be able to see what they have placed in my drop box, they cant do that now, nor does the job copy into the droop box, at the min i have the permissions on my drop box set at....

    OWNER: my mac, Access: Read n write.
    GROUP: My mac, Access: Read and write.
    OTHERS: Read and write

    Another i need to apply to enclosed items each time i change these settings or not?

  4. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    Best way to do it is with chmod, chgrp, and chown in terminal.

    Use recursive switch to change permissions through the whole directory.

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