Leopard Network issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iSightG5, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. iSightG5 macrumors newbie


    Mar 28, 2008
    I'm sure I've over looked how to do this but I cant for the life of me figure it out...

    I have an iMac and a Macbook both running leopard and all I want to do is allow both computers total access to each other. My girlfriend uses both machines for school work and needs to be able to move files between the two.

    Do I have to create another admin user for the Macbook on the iMac and vice versa?

    I've tried creating a standard user with read/write and access to my HD but when connected that user can't access folders within my HD, even if I have them set to share. (i get the tiny red minus sign on all my folders [music/movies/documents etc])

    As of right now I'm allowing my girlfriend to connect with my admin account so she can access everything, is there another way for her to connect and have full access?

    I hope the above made some semblance of sense lol
  2. hiddenpremise macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2008
    Somewhere between my imagination and reality
    Well, first of all you can't just assign permissions to your hard drive and be done, because unless you applied those permissions recursively, you haven't really granted any permissions at all. It would be a horrible idea to grant full read ride permissions to some user over your whole hard drive. In Leopard under the File Sharing pane of the Sharing item of System preferences, you can choose what items are available to shared users and what shared users can access what items. You can also create "sharing only" users instead of having to create full out users. Try using this panel of system prefs to accomplish your goal.
  3. iSightG5 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 28, 2008
    I've tried the file sharing/users in system pref with no success.

    I've gone as far as to creating a shared user, granted read/write access, dragged my HD to the "shared folders" section and even tired right click get info and selected shared but it still wont let her get very far into my HD.

    I guess I've been going about this wrong. I created another shared user and gave access to individual folders within my HD and it seems to be working now. I was under the impression that if I had my HD selected as shared that all the contents within would be accessible. Just a pain to have to go in and select all the folders to be shared, but unless there is an easier way I'll just do that.

    thanks for the help

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