Sharing files between Pc and mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by StokeLee, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. StokeLee macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2005
    Stoke-on-Trent. Midlands, UK
    ok, ive turned on sharing, and ive typed in the address that my mac has given me, and it works, so much simpler than windows,, now, I only want to share my documents folder, not everything on my mac which it seems to be doing.

    Ivetried using the help file, but i keep going in circles and not choosing the right option.

    How do yo limit which folder you actually share??

    thank you

  2. freiheit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2004
    I haven't given it much thought, as I'm the only user on both my PC and my Mac so I don't mind sharing everything (in both directions). But from past experience talking with others, I don't believe there is a way built-into MacOS X to limit which folders are shared. You may have to look around for some shareware-type apps (google is always a good place to start).

    P.S. If you're heavy into UNIX you could probably do it for free.
  3. Flynnstone macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land
    I believe you can share your home directory or the boot drive. Latter part if you have admin privileges I believe.
    or ...
    A program called SharePoints gives you even more control.
    Check Version Tracker I believe.
  4. Gordy macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2005
    Bristol, UK
    There are permission on the get info pane of each folder , I imagine you can use that to setup folders for sharing but I'm not sure.

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