best way to share iLife file libraries between Macs?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by muzikool, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. muzikool macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2005
    I'm going to buy an Intel iBook next year and will want to access iPhoto and iTunes libraries that exist on my PowerMac. What is the best way to do this?

    Do I share out the Music and Pictures folders and then direct the iLife apps to those shared directories?

    Any other local networking tips between Macs is welcome, too. :D
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Both iTunes and iPhoto have shared playlists/albums built in. That would be the safest way to go.

    You could try sharing a folder on the network and pointing the programs toward that, but these programs really aren't designed to be multi-user. You aren't going to get any guarantees that changes made from one machine will show up correctly when the other takes a look, especially if at any point both copies try to make a change at once or the program versions aren't kept exactly in sync. If you try this, at least make the folders read-only to the remote machine or back up everything frequently just in case.

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