How do I grant access to another account?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by n8236, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    I created a second account on osx and i would like for it to have access to all the files and apps from my first account.

    I am able to run almost all apps from the first account except a few (esp. Firefox).

    I would also would like to be able to access my first accounts' documents/pictures/music library.

    From the first account, I have given it read and write access to the second account, but some of the items are still locked.

    Thanks for any help :)
     
  2. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    bring up the Info window for the item you'd like to change. At the bottom of the window (below the list of users) click the cog wheel and pick something like "Apply to Enclosed Items".

    Hope this helps.
    /Rupert
     
  3. n8236 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nope, no such option. It only asks if i want to make this certain account the master or not. I did it and nothing happened. I'm still getting the "....Firefox is not supported in this architecture." :(

    And also getting some stupid error w/ Word, PP, Excel, Entourage saying something about the installer.

    All these programs work fine w/ my first account I installed it with.
     
  4. dejo Moderator

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    First off, where are these apps installed? I.E. do a Get Info on Firefox, for example, and let us know what it says for "Where:"
     
  5. n8236 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    All apps are installed through my master account.

    Where: \application.
     
  6. dejo Moderator

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    If your applications are installed in /Applications, then, unless somehow permissions have changed on your Applications folder, all accounts should have access to them.
     
  7. n8236 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ya, that's the strange thing. Most the apps work perfectly fine in the other account except a select few apps, zzz.
     
  8. dejo Moderator

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    Yup, strange. Login to the second account and do a Get Info on the Firefox app. What does it say for Sharing & Permissions?
     
  9. n8236 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I gave both accounts "Reada & Write" access FireFox.App
     
  10. n8236 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I reinstalled it and it now works in the second account. But the Microsoft products are still acting weird.....zzzz
     

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