Sharing files between accounts...who owns this folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gaelan, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. gaelan macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2005
    So when setting up a folder to share such as an iTunes library or iPhoto etc...should the owner be "system" or a particular user?

    i tried owning it and setting group to everyone but the other user accounts kept getting disk is locked or you don't have permissions.

    i put the original folder in the shared folder and set owner to system. then i created aliases in each user account and renamed folder to match original...changed original. now each alias points to the shared folder.

    seems like a lot to go through...Is there an easy process?
  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Make any user the owner, add Staff as the group permission and set it to read/write.

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