Sharing iTunes in OS X

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  1. Cardy macrumors member

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    I've been trying to sort this with no luck. I have two users on my MacBook and want to share my itunes library. I dragged the itunes folder into her drop box but it won't allow her to access it.

    Can anyone help?
     
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    Make sure the other computer is set in iTunes to check for shared libraries...
     
  5. Cardy thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, it is the same computer by the way. Both are set to look for, and to share libraries.
     
  6. Cardy thread starter macrumors member

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    Ignore that, it does work. But it only streams them, how can I actually put the tracks into her library?
     
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    If the iTunes library is quite big, I recommend connecting the Macs by FireWire, Ethernet or using an external hard disk to transfer the music.
     
  8. Cardy thread starter macrumors member

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    It's the same Mac. It's not that big a library, about 5gb, but I don't want to have to put another 5gb on my computer, as space is already at a premium.
     
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  10. Cardy thread starter macrumors member

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    I've browsed the forum, and I've just tried the instructions in the link......and nothing works.
     
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    What do you mean "nothing works"?

    Did you try both of this, already?

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