Newbie question about sharing iTunes between users

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rayneg, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. rayneg macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2003
    Is there a way for two users to exchange iTunes mp3's with each other? I have the administrator account, and my wife has a separate account on the same machine (17" iMac with 10.2.3).

    What I would like is for her to be able to drag files out of her iTunes library into a folder that I can access when I log in. I'm new to the file-sharing thing. Please help.
  2. mrjamin macrumors 65816


    Feb 6, 2003
    you could just set her iTunes account to use the same directory that your MP3s are held in (users/[username]/music/itunes music) and have different playlists - i think that's what you're after. Not sure. Just an idea!
  3. RBMaraman macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2002
    Prospect, KY
    I'm not sure how to do it, but I have a simple suggestion:

    Just make one user account on the iMac. This makes things so much simpler.

    My family has a Dell laptop in our Kitchen that we share. At first, I set it up so we could all had seperate accounts, but It caused to much trouble with sharing songs between accounts. Now, I have our Dell and our new iMac setup on one account, and all the users just use it. Makes life a lot simpler.

    I guess the question you should ask yourself is how much do you trust your wife? ;)
  4. tjwett macrumors 68000


    May 6, 2002
    Brooklyn, NYC
    Just assign the same path to the same folder in iTunes prefs on each account. Use the default folder or create a new one and put it anywhere you like. Be sure to set the permissions of the folder so that it is accessable from both accounts. no big deal at all.
  5. alset macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2002
    East Bay, CA
    Set the directory in the root of your drive. If it's in a user folder you will have more hassle.

  6. comrade macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2003
    orlando, fl
    If you just want to trade a few songs (that's what it seemed like you asked) there is always the drop box or shared folder.
  7. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020


    Jan 20, 2003
    New York
    you can give the other user aliases, or you can make the folder accesible to the other user. just an idea.

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