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OS 10.4 - Sharing between users

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I have 10.4, and currently have a personal user account setup, and an account for work. I often times modify the same files on both accounts, and have also made my work folder accessible from either user (it is stored under my personal account and shared with my work account).

The problem I'm having is that I save files on one account, but when I open on the other it is read only. I then have to go back and reapply my share settings to the entire folder to ensure I can read and write from both.

What am I doing wrong? Is there a better way to share the same folder between two users and allow complete access for both?

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any ideas?
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The way i done it was to turn on file sharing, then set the privs to read/write access on the folder containing the shared files. Then when i 'connect as' from the other machine I am able to edit the files.
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the problem is i have two different user accounts, but they're both on the same machine.
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I'm sure you figured this out by now, that you have to add both accounts to the shared folder?

To enable File Sharing go to: System Preferences > Sharing, add a folder and add a user to access the folder. In your case add 2 users.

PS: HOWTO: Share your Mac OS files with a Windows PC (Part 1 of 3)
Part 2 of the article gives you info on sharing the folder and adding the user.
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