file sharing quirk or just the way macs work ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dazed, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. dazed macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007

    Im new to macs and especially networking them. Id like to setup file sharing so the whole machine is accessible from the other in order for me to copy libraries and apps over manually.

    for some reason only the top level folder becomes accessible, all sub folders are still protected. In windows there would be a checkbox to allow all subfolders to be shared along with their parent.

    Anyway to do this on a mac ?

  2. hatehereyes macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2008
    Moreno Valley, Ca
    Try right clicking the drive the going to get info. There should be a section that says Sharing and Permission.

    Try changing the permissions to read&write.
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Here's a screenshot to help you out:

    Attached Files:

  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    If you bought the app. The license is usually for one install.

    However you can try to install it on another computer using your original install media.

    Otherwise it'll likely break something the way you are trying to copy the app.

    NO. That's not the way to do it. You'll likely break something.
  5. dazed thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    thanks for the feedback.

    I finally managed to get it all to work :)
  6. Mpulsive81 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2006
    McKinney, TX

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