help ref sharing documents/music with other user accounts

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by daz1985, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. daz1985 macrumors newbie

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    hi i want my wife to be able to listen to the songs we have on my computer - none of which was purchased through itunes and are just mp3 files in a folder called 'my music'.

    also i want to share text/excel documents with her and pictures.

    i went to system preferences and on the sharing option i chose file sharing on and allowed my wife to read and write the folders that the stuff is stored in.
    then in further options i chose share files and folders using afp. i dont know what this is but both our names were listed so i ticked them.

    basically it doesnt seem to have worked i logged on as her and could only see her own stuff.

    can someone please advise thank you!
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    If you want to share files between users on the same computer, put them in the /Users/Shared folder.
     
  3. daz1985 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry very new to mac - where is this folder? and can i create separate ones for music, pics etc? thanks
     
  4. firedept macrumors 603

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    Macintosh HD>Users>Shared.

    And yes you can created additional folders inside the shared folder.
     
  5. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    FYI, the File Sharing prefs you were trying to set is for sharing over a network to another computer.
     
  6. daz1985 thread starter macrumors newbie

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