Share video folder across users

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    I have a folder with vdeos on my desktop. I want to share this across users so that they can acess it on their account

    How can I do this?

    I had tried creating an alias and putting it in my public folder but that did not work
     
  2. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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  3. calderone macrumors 68040

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    1. Change permissions or add an ACL for the Desktop folder and the folder in question. This will allow access like the Public folder.

    2. Create a logout hook that runs an rsync job and syncs that folder to somewhere on the drive. Then, create a loginhook to sync back when you login.

    3. Put the folder in ~/Public, which is accessible by all users.
     
  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    ACL? rsync? loginhook?

    what?
     
  5. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Those are potential solutions to your problem.

    Why don't you just put it in the Public folder?
     
  6. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Just to verify - you're talking about different users on the same machine?

    I think the easiest option is going to be putting it into the public folder.

    Creating the alias in the public folder still won't give users access to your desktop - so others are still locked out of your desktop screen where the videos are kept.

    However, you could put all the videos in the public folder, then create an alias on your desktop. Everyone has access to them, and you can still just go to them through the desktop.
     
  7. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks guys, that's exactly what I was looking for:)
     
  8. calderone macrumors 68040

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    You realize I said this in my first response, right?
     
  9. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    lol you did! my bad....i blame my poor reading skills

    thanks
     

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