Is it possible for people on the "network" to read the files in the Shared folder ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by XPcentric, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. XPcentric macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2008
    First, what do I mean by network ? Imagine I'm connected to internet through a local ethernet network where all users connect to Internet through access points or routers. I'm able to see many computers in Finder under SHARED label, there are about 95 on the network, but I cant read their files.

    I want to know if they are able to read the files placed on my macbook in the "Users/Shared/" folder ?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The /users/shared folder is for sharing files between users of the same Mac. They are not visible to anyone on a network, unless you share that folder on the network.

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