[Solved] Sharing Files between users on a Desktop Mac
My wife and I have been sharing an account for ..... ever it seems and I finally convinced she needs a separate account and will have lots of advantages with iCloud stuff.
We have a number of folder/files that we want to share and I know the standard is to put all of that in the /Users/Shared directory, but that's not available on iCloud drive, which is nice to be able to access on iPads, other macs, etc.
I tried setting the permission on a folder within my Documents folder to give her read/write access, however it seems like she can't access it from the Finder. If the folder is TOSHARE and inside of my Documents folder, then from her account /Users/my_acct/Documents/TOSHARE should give her access to it. I was wondering if this is because I needed to give her read access to /Users/my_acct/Documents, but I can't seem to do that from the Finder (get info).
Thoughts about this or other solutions that will 1) give her access to a folder and 2) keep that folder available via my iCloud.
You need to grant your wife read-only access to /Users/my_acct/Documents
And just to be on the safe side, you just might want to grant your wife read-only access to your /Users/my_acct folder.
You would have to do this as my_acct and if the little padlock in the lower left corner of the Get Info dialog box is locked, you will need to click on it first.