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Share Files and Folders - Mac Tips Daily! #356

Listen to today's show If you have multiple accounts on your Mac, you may have a need to share a file with all of the user accounts on your Mac. Mac OS X offers several ways to do it, but I think the SHARED folder is the easiest. It gives all users READ/WRITE privileges to it, so you can easily collaborate.

How to do it:

1. Open Macintosh HD mactips_356_1.png

2. Open the Users folder.

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3. Open the Shared folder. Once it's open, you can drag and drop files into it that you want to share with everyone on the Mac. mactips_356_3.png

4. If you are going to do this frequently, a quick shortcut is to add this folder to your sidebar. Simply click and drag the folder to your sidebar under the places section. mactips_356_4.png

5. For users to access these files, they will have to navigate to this folder from their account. Remember that everyone has Read and Write privileges to this folder.