swapping items between users

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bodisaffa, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. bodisaffa macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2005
    does anybody know if it is possible and how to swap items between 2 users on the same mac i.e my girlfriend and me have seperate logins on our mac and she wants some things that i have on my login such as widgets screensavers and some music from my itunes library for her ipod is this possible???
  2. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Go to preferences, 4th row Internet and Networks the Sharing folder and check personal file sharing. Under your hard drive selections there is a folder called users. Inside users there is a folder there is a shared folder, that either of you can swap files.
  3. killuminati macrumors 68020


    Dec 6, 2004
    1) To make widgets accessible to all users, place them in HD/Library/Widgets as opposed to ~/Library/Widgets

    2) When installing screen savers there should be an option to install for all users or not (you will need an admin password)

    3) For iTunes, you can link music libraries without having two copies on your hard drive. First make sure that the users Library that you want shared, is in a shared folder thats accessible to other users. Then in iTunes go to Preferences>Advanced and under and click change, then navigate to the other users, itunes library. Make sure to deselect the box that says 'Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library'.

    BTW, I don't know if thats the best way to do it, thats just the way that I do it, and it works fine for me.

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