1. afctee's Avatar
    Coming from Windows, one has to change their mindset and learn new things when it come to Mac.

    With that, I have an iMac, with two user accounts. Both are Admins on the iMac.


    When I'm logged in, I sometimes need to review Documents, Photos, etc. of the other Admin account on this iMac. Typically when I open the Users\~username\Pictures directory, there is a RED minus sign on it. I then have to go into Get Info \ Sharing Permissions, and add myself, with Read\Write.


    Is this a standard thing on Macs? Rather different on Windows, hence the question. Also, if I apply the permissions for that folder it should remain, even if I restart of shut the iMac down, right?


    Thanks in advance
    05-27-2016 08:33 PM
  2. afctee's Avatar
    I figured it out. If you want items 'shared', they need to be in the Public folder. Prevent automatic access to 'all users' folders prevents the likes of viruses or attacks. Now I see where Windows fails in this regard.
    05-28-2016 11:25 AM

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