Snow Leopard/Lion Dual boot File Sharing Problem.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by showingcatches, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. showingcatches macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I'm triple booting my MBP but the issue I want to discuss regards my Snow Leoplard and Lion partitions.

    I want to share files between them. Ideally by being able to access the User folders in each partition and browse at my own whim.

    I can't seem to get the user permissions/sharing settings right. If I click on the Snow Leopard partition from inside Lion, I open Users/my username and all the folders have the red no-entry symbol. Likewise if I browse Lion from within SL.

    I've tried adding my Lion username to the folders permissions (when I'm working within SL) and giving it read/write access but it doesn't seem to work.

    Is it possible to browse accross partions and if so how do I set it up.

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. showingcatches thread starter macrumors newbie

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    *update*

    (The original system on my MBP was snow leopard this I updated to lion.
    The Snow Leopard partition I added afterwards.)

    I can now access my Snow Leopard user folder from my Lion partition. I did this by in SL adding user: My Lion user name, giving it read/write permisiions and clicking apply this to all enclosed folders.

    It still doesn't work if I try to access lion from SL. Either by entering my SL user name to lion, giving it read/write access and clicking all enlosed. Or by doing the same for the user group - 'Everyone'. Nothing!

    As the machine was originally lion is this why the Lion user name works in SL??
     

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