User account question.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gaelan, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. gaelan macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2005
    I am set up as the admin on my new iMac. I want to give my wife access to everything except making system changes and installing apps/programs for now.

    I transferred all my photos from the pc under my account. I can't find the setting to allow my wife to access those photos while logged in under her account. She can see the albums but not the photos. Any suggestions?
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Did you turn on Personal File Sharing in the Sharing Pane of System Preferences?
  3. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    Or you could get application called iPhoto buddy that will let you connect to a iPhoto library in a non standard location or switch between two libraries.
  4. gaelan thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2005
    yes, but i still can't view files created in the other account. i tried putting the file in the "public" folder as well.
  5. gaelan thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2005
    What is the best user account setup?

    Right now I have:
    My account as admin
    Wife account
    Kids account

    Should I add a fourth as my account and just use the admin as needed? I still can't figure out how to share docs and photos across the user accounts.

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