move iTunes library to new user

zelmo

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What is the easiest way to move the music and photo libraries from the Home folder into a new user folder?
 

zelmo

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Am I reading between the lines properly - all I have to do is copy the files into the shared folder, log out, log back in under her user, then copy them into her folder?
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Ok. I didn't mean you should do exactly as the article said, just that you might be able to get an idea or two from it... ;)

What if you try to (with help from the article above), from your old (admin) account, Consolidate the music out to a "neutral" place (e.g. /Documents/), copy the iTunes Library file to her ~/Music/iTunes/ folder, and then, from your daughters account Consolidate it into somewhere in her Home folder, e.g. ~/Music/iTunes/ where there should be an iTunes Music folder by default?

And with iPhoto I have no better idea then to export all the images e.g. to /Documents/ and then import them from there when in your daughters account.

Edit: I see you took the point before I managed to explain it... ;)
 

zelmo

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Gee, can I get banned for calling myself an idiot?

This all makes sense to me now. I don't know where my head was, but I've gotta take a shower to get this stuff off my face :eek:

Thanks for the friendly kick in the seat. Glad you missed my head. ;)
 

GodBless

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If you have a root account enabled it is even easier. You can skip the step of copying the files to the shared folder.