Sharing between one mac drive and another

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Starhorsepax, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Starhorsepax macrumors member

    Starhorsepax

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    Odd question:

    I have mac snow leopard on the main drive. I have Mavericks on an external. I'd like to be able to drag stuff between them but the drive for whichever is not booted (both are bootable) shows everything locked. Both drives are set to share in general. Is there anyway to set up a folder to let them 'talk' to each other?

    The external with Mavericks is smaller so I can't just install everything over there. The point of having both is that I know, for certain, somethings I need and can't replace would break on update. This is one way of testing which, assuming I can figure out how to get them over onto the other drive.
    Is there anyway to do this?
     
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    Please explain in details what exactly you are trying to copying from one hard drive to the other.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Try the following instructions.

    You will have to REPEAT this procedure while booting in each OS.
    That is, boot to Snow Leopard and do it to the Mavericks drive.
    Then, boot to Mavericks and do it to the Snow Leopard drive.

    1. Boot up. Have the "other volume" icon showing on the desktop.

    2. Click on the icon ONE TIME to select it (Not "open it")

    3. Type "command-i" to bring up the "get info" box.

    4. Down at the bottom there is an area for sharing and permissions. If necessary, click the "disclosure arrow" to reveal the permissions.

    5. In the lower-right hand corner there is a lock. Click on it and enter your administrative password.

    6. Now, put a checkmark into the box in the lower-LEFT hand corner "ignore ownership on this volume"

    7. Close the get info box.

    Again, do this to each drive while booted to the other one.

    Does this change things?
     
  4. Starhorsepax thread starter macrumors member

    Starhorsepax

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    So far all I tried were pictures for my desktop. I figured it if wouldn't let me pull that over nothing else would work either.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Have you tried the advice given in post 3 above?
     
  6. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    How many users do you have on the Snow Leopard OS and the Mvericks OS?
     

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