File Sharing HELP PLEASE

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  1. Ne0the1, Jul 17, 2015
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    Ne0the1 macrumors member

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    Hello all,

    Why is this happening. I have two macs, connected to the same network. I open preferences and select file sharing on both.

    Now I thought it would only share what is in the shared folders column, however it is completely sharing every file between both macs.

    How can I limit it to only share specific folders. I completely emptied the shared folders list on both macs, and i'm still able to view every file on each one.

    This is weird - Help Please.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Turn it off before making changes. Make your changes and then turn it back on.

    Make sure your account and permissions are set correctly as well.
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Say Machine 1 uses account and password A, and machine 2 uses account and password B.

    If you log into machine 2 using machine 1 with account and password B, then you'll get access to everything on the machine, as you have essentially logged straight into it.

    Were you to use a "Guest" account, only Public folders (and the ones you choose to share) will be visible.
     
  5. Ne0the1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, but I never got the option to log in at all, when I went into finder, both macs where able to see each other and view all folders. There never came a time where I had to log in, it was automatic. I can't understand why this is happening?
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Would both mac be using the same credentials, by any chance?
     
  7. Ne0the1 thread starter macrumors member

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    No they're different.
     
  8. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Check Keychain Access to see if, somehow, the credentials are stored in there.
     
  9. Ne0the1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, not sure how to use keychain?

    Can you explain it for me please?
     
  10. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Open Keychain Access (it's in the Applications/Utilities folder) and inspect the list to see if the login credentials are saved for the shared Mac.
     
  11. Ne0the1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi I checked,

    No log in credentials saved for the shared mac.
     

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