Sharing of Desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tommoran, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. tommoran macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2007
    Our enterprise has purchased a new stand-alone Mac (LionOS) and we need to understand sharing.

    As deployed this Mac is not connected to a file server or the internet, has one account (the Admin account no less) which all users log onto to access the desktop. The desktop has 20 or so files and folders which five or six users share or collaborate on.

    I need to make individual accounts for the five or six users, at the appropriate user level (i.e., regular users, not Admins) and access to the 20 or so files and folders on the desktop.

    I’ve figured out how to make the accounts but need to know the best way to give access to the files and folders on the desktop.

    Any ideas???
  2. TheAppleSource macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2012
    United Kingdom
    If you click on the Apple logo in the top left of the screen, then System Preferences, then go into Sharing, then File Sharing, and then from here you can choose Files and Folders to share and give permissions to different users.
  3. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    This is just what I was looking for. Thank you, was driving me crazy trying to figure this out.

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