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komatsu

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If I have a simple network between two Macs in OS X and I want to share lets say the
Documents folder.

I go to Sharing > add username then click "read and write"

is this enough?

OR, do I have do this to ALL the parent folders of "Documents"?
 

komatsu

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Sep 19, 2010
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You shouldn't need to do this on the parent folders, the way you suggested should be just fine.

ok thanks for your reply Dan.

Is there need to add a specific username or just add "everybody" for read&write permissions?
 

danwestbrook

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Oct 11, 2007
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ok thanks for your reply Dan.

Is there need to add a specific username or just add "everybody" for read&write permissions?
It's more secure if you a specific username, as someone would need to know both the username and password to connect to the share. But it depends on how and where you are using it.
 

HenryAZ

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Jan 9, 2010
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South Congress AZ
If I have a simple network between two Macs in OS X and I want to share lets say the
Documents folder.

I go to Sharing > add username then click "read and write"

is this enough?

OR, do I have do this to ALL the parent folders of "Documents"?
Why don't you just experiment and try it. Share it the first way, then go to the other Mac and see if you can access it. If not, try specific username and "everyone". You may have to temporarily add another user to your other Mac.
 

kiwipeso1

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Sep 17, 2001
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Wellington, New Zealand
If I have a simple network between two Macs in OS X and I want to share lets say the
Documents folder.

I go to Sharing > add username then click "read and write"

is this enough?

OR, do I have do this to ALL the parent folders of "Documents"?

Either add the username on the other mac, or if you are the user on both macs, just login to the other mac through command K on the finder.
You only need to add sharing to the entire drive if you want to share the entire drive, e.g. if it's a media drive at home.
 
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