File Sharing Between Users

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by rhayn, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. rhayn macrumors member

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    I am still relatively new to Mac and I have run into a stumbling block. My Mac has two accounts on it. I have my picture folder shared in "Sharing" in System Preferences to both users with read/write access. Folders that have been added once the share was establish are visible as are the list of file in finder, but when the user they are shared to attempts to open them, they get an error message that says. "you do not have permission to open the document....".

    What am I doing wrong with the file share? Again, existing (older) folders I am able to open the images when I am logged into the same account that is giving me problems with the new folder/files.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    When you click Sharing did you give access to all users or the specific user? Did you place the files you want to share in the Users Shared folder?
     
  3. rhayn thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the fast reply satcomer.

    I have two users on the Mac and both have read/write access. The files are not in the Users Shared folder. They are in 'user 1's Pictures folder. That folder is added in "Sharing" in System preferences with both users having read/write access.

    When 'user 2' is logged in they can see the newly added folders and even the pictures (.jpg) in Finder, but can not open them in Preview. Again, while 'user 2' is logged in, they have read/write access and CAN open files that were migrated from my last pc.

    I must be missing something...
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Did you add the user2 account to your Mac so they can see that shared folder?
     
  5. Peace macrumors Core

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    Click on "Get Info" for the pictures folder.

    At the bottom under sharing and permissions click the little gear and select "Apply to enclosed items".
     
  6. rhayn thread starter macrumors member

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    satcomer ~ Yes. The user is already on the mac and I granted read/write access.

    Peace ~ I tried that as well. I made sure that the access included all enclosed items as well.

    What I think I am going to do is move the Pcitures to the /Users/Shared directly. Hopefully that does the trick.
     

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