Is it safe to put files in the shared folder?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by jfremani, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. jfremani macrumors regular

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    I'd like to be able to run a windows virtual machine from multiple accounts on my mac. I have Mavericks and VMware Fusion 6. Is it safe to put that machine (its just some files) in the users/shared folder?

    I don't want anybody other than local users to have access to the files. I'm still a novice with OSX and am worried that anybody who is joined to the same network/domain will have access to the machine and will be able to copy it down.

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The Shared folder is only for sharing with other users of the same computer, unless you intentionally share it on the network.
     
  3. jfremani thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you.

    Now if only I could figure out how to grant permissions to a file (.vmwarevm) that I moved to the shared folder, for another admin user.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Can't you right-click on it, "Get Info", and modify the Sharing & Permissions (which should be at the very bottom of the Info window)?
     

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