Multiple accounts

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cslmac, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. cslmac macrumors newbie

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    i have an imac and it is has multiple users on it. i want to know if it is possible share the photos and other files such as music movies etc so that every user can use the photos and see the photos. if it is possible how do you do it? any help would be greatly appreciated.
    i hope i explained it well enough.
     
  2. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

    upaymeifixit

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    This will just kind of be a quick response just in case no one else helps you.

    You can either move your iTunes/iPhoto libraries to a public location, or make the libraries themselves viewable by the other accounts. After that hold option while starting iTunes/iPhoto and select the libraries you just made available. Do this on each account.
     
  3. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing you don't have MobileMe if you're asking this question. You can just put whatever photos and music you want to share in your drop box, and access them from a different account after.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Put them in Shared folder (Mac HD/Users/Shared)
     
  5. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    If they're all on the same computer I wouldn't recommend this, because unless it can get the files from your synced iDisk, it would have to rely on your internet connection. Not fun.
     
  6. cslmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    all the users "accounts" are on the SAME computer. so putting them all in a public folder would not be a good idea? i am looking for the simplest most user friendly way of doing this.
     
  7. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    You would be fine to put them in a public folder, just not the iDisk.
     
  8. cslmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok so where would a public folder be? :confused: sorry i am new to the whole accounts thing.
     
  9. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    Well, you would make it. Personally, I would make the User_who_already_has_the_music/pictures_'s iTunes folder available to the other users. You can do this by going to ~/Music/ and right clicking on the "iTunes" folder, then select "Get Info". At the bottom you will see "Permissions" and from there you can add users that can access the folder. For pictures, do the same to ~/Pictures
     

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