How do I get my PC to use only one folder on my iMac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stevefo, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. stevefo macrumors regular

    stevefo

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    This is what I'm trying to do: I want my daughter's PC (Windows 7) to see only one folder on my iMac.

    This is what is happening: My daughter's PC (Windows 7) sees several folders on my iMac that I don't want her to have access to.

    iMac. System preferences - Sharing - File sharing is the only thing checked - The only folder I want is in shared folders.

    When I set up the PC I typed in my iMac's IP address and typed in my credentials. It sees my desktop files, folders, pictures etc.. including the folder I want it to see.

    I even tried to map the IP to that one folder and it wont let me.

    Please Help
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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  3. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

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    You are seeing all of those files because you are an Administrator of the OS X machine and authenticating as yourself. Try using the Guest account to authenticate; it will give only access to resources available to Everyone.
     

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  4. stevefo thread starter macrumors regular

    stevefo

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    I understand what you are saying. I will make a guest account on my iMac and report back with the results.

    I am running OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.4 and my daughters computer is the latest Windows 7 home edition.
     
  5. stevefo, Jul 14, 2013
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    stevefo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was going to ask if I could remotely sign in with a guest account and found out I can if it's on the same network.
     
  6. stevefo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I created an account for my daughter on my iMac. I then logged into my account and created a folder on my desktop and gave her permission to read/write from it. I then logged in as her on my iMac and gave her file sharing permission to that specified computer. I then had to apply permission to all users in that folder. I logged into her PC with her guest user credentials for my iMac and BAM! She and I can share/copy/read/write to only that folder. Thanks for the help!:apple:
     

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