How do I allow other Users access to my desktop

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SheerGold, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. SheerGold macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2006
    I have a number of User Accounts on the same computer.

    I am trying to allow the other Users access to my desktop and the items on it in.

    To do this I did:
    I selected Get Info for my desktop.
    In Ownership & Permissions / Others I selected Read & Write.

    But when I go to any of the other Accounts I am not able to access the desktop on my main account.

    Anyone have any suggestions what I need to do to allow access?
  2. durija macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    Putting files in Users/Shared will allow anyone access to those files. You can even put apps in there if they are specific to a particular user, so that others can run the app (rarely necessary, but sometimes is). But I don't think there is any way to share access to your actual desktop other than just having YOUR account open.

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