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Take Control of Sharing Files in Leopard by Glenn Fleishman

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Chapter 2. Share Files on the Same Mac

Although this book focuses on file sharing across a network, you can share files among users of the same Mac. In Leopard, not all users are created equally nor are all files meant to be equally accessible. Leopard purposely and appropriately restricts one user from viewing or modifying the contents of folders in another user's directory.

Users can exchange files on the same machine in one of three ways:

  • The Shared folder: Located in the Users folder on your startup disk, the Shared folder is set up so that all users who have physical access to the computer and an active account may read and write any files in the Shared folder; this includes the Guest account user, for whom all other files are deleted when ...

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