shared folder amoungst macs on same network

Discussion in 'macOS' started by poohat1000, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. poohat1000 macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2005
    3 macs, one wireless network

    anyway to set up a folder we can all see and edit thats stored on the mac pro?
  2. BiikeMike macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2005
    Yep. Its pretty easy. On you Mac Pro Create a folder that you want to be shared. Go to Preferances -> Sharing -> Personal File Sharing. Click the checkbox, and it should turn on personal file sharing.

    Now, go back to the folder you have created, select it, and fo to file -> get info. (or apple+I) There should be a little arrow at the bottom next to details. Click that, and you should see a drop down menu next to "others." Select "Read and Write", apply, and you are done!

    Now, on the macs you want to connect with, go to the "go" menu in the finder, and click Network. (or shift+apple+K) Find your Mac Pro on the network, log in to the computer, select the folder, and hit connect. Bam! it shows up on your desktop :)
  3. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2005
    Escape from New England
    The Public folder in your Home directory is viewable by all, even guests, on the network without having to set up anything other than turning file sharing on.
  4. BiikeMike macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2005

    Or, you can do that :)

    But can others write to it? I got the feeling thats what the OP was looking for.

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