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iPhoto? iTunes?
Authored by: lsequeir on Feb 09, '10 02:42:15AM
To me the point of the /users/shared folder is a mystery given that it doesn't really enable sharing of files outside of 'read only'. Seems practically impossible for a multi-user mac to share photos or tunes, which I would THINK would be a very common need. My only solution so far is to host the iPhoto (and iTunes --same issue with modifying mp3 tags) libraries on an EXTERNAL drive set to ignore permissions. Which defeated my purpose of buying a new iMac with a 2TB internal drive.
That is one good reason to partition the drive. All my macs have at least one other partition besides the system partition in the internal drive. You could easily partition the 2TB drive in such a way as to have, say, a MEDIA partition, ignoring permissions, where the iTunes and iPhoto (and, say, EyeTV...) libraries could reside and be shared. The usual restriction of having one user at a time running of these applications still applies, but this is by far the easiest way to do it.

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