File Sharing in ML

angusmcfisher

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Dec 18, 2009
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Hi,

I'm trying to set up File Sharing for my iMac. I've got a 3tb drive that I'd like all of my family to be able to read and write to and I have made a user account 'family' to be able to do so. The problem I have is when they create a new folder I do not have access and have to force access in Get Info window within Finder. Any solutions for this?

Many thanks
 

satcomer

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Feb 19, 2008
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You have to ask you family what is the name of their User Account. Then just use System :preferences-.sharing and then the add the File sharing and other sharing boxes you want them to have access to. Then in the right hand on the Sharing pane use the + button to add the user accounts you want to have access.
 

angusmcfisher

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Dec 18, 2009
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Many thanks for your reply. I've already configured it so that they are sharing over SMB using a Sharing Only user account, but the problem is when they create a file or folder, I do not automatically have access to it.
 

satcomer

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That's because THAT user made the file, that's called security.

Find the share you are have the problems with and right click on that drive and choose 'get Info' in this pop-up choose what permission on that volume you want to add or restrict.
 

gerryf

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Jul 25, 2012
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So, newly created subfolders are not inheriting permissions from the parent folder on the remote share....

You wrote about assigning users to the folder....did you do that directly (by user) or did you create a group for the share, and then assign users to the group?

I wonder if you assigned the main share permission to a group instead of individual users if the outcome might be different.