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

    Jan 17, 2008
    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.

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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

    Jan 17, 2008
    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

    Oct 14, 2005
    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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