Iphoto library on windows server?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Holmez, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Holmez macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2008
    I have a shuttle computer with windows xp, and wonder if i can use this as a server for shared iphoto library for two mac computers?
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    you can if you are connecting to the server using smb. move the iPhoto library in your pictures folder to the server and the open iPhoto on the two macs while holding "option" and choose the library on the server.

    you may have to edit the permissions of the library before you move it to allow anyone to read/write.

    good luck. post back if youve done it or need any extra help.
  3. Holmez thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2008
    how do i set up smb in win xp?
    is it not as easy to just enable filesharing in win xp? would that work? tried it, but the windows computer was formated in NTFS. Would it work if it was FAT 32?

    UPDATE: a buddy told me that it would work, but that windows cant save meta data, so iphoto would be ****ed up by this.

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