how to share itunes libraries between users?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by eric44, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. eric44 macrumors member

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    #1
    apologies if this is a daft question but I can't seem to make my itunes library available to other users on the same imac.
    Can someone let me know how to do this please?
    Many thanks.
     
  2. bbotte macrumors 65816

    bbotte

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    #2
    I did this on my Mac Book Air. it's simple, put the itunes entire folder in the "Shared Folder" Then on the others account change the destination itunes folder to the shared folder and then "Add file" and just select the entire itunes folder and click OK. The only thing that sucks is that if you add music on your side you have to go to the other accounts and "add file" to the stuff you just downloaded on your side if you want them to be able to hear it.
     
  3. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    If you put the library on a separate drive (partition or external drive), each user can specify that one library as theirs. Each user presses the option key the first time they start iTunes, then chooses the library on the separate drive.
     
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