Sharing files between Pc and mac

StokeLee

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Original poster
May 30, 2005
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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

Lee
 

freiheit

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Jul 20, 2004
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California
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.
 

Flynnstone

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Feb 25, 2003
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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.
 

Gordy

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May 22, 2005
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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.