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Disable Personal File Sharing's guest access
Authored by: donfarrar on Sep 27, '04 11:52:17AM

To perform this in a truly Mac way -- that means no Terminal commands -- do the following:
1. Option-drag "com.apple.AppleFileServer.plist" from /Library/Preferences to the Desktop. Then option-drag the Desktop plist file to the Shared folder. The one in the Shared folder becomes your backup in case things go awry.
2. Double-click on the newly created Desktop plist file.
3. The Property List Editor is invoked.
4. Turn down the arrow of "Root" in the "Property List" column. Notice that all of the variables and associated values show up.
5. Change "guestAccess" from "Yes" to "No" by clicking on the "Yes" value in the "Values" column and choosing "No".
6. cmd-S (Save) the file.
7. Quit the Property List Editor.
8. Option-drag "com.apple.AppleFileServer.plist" from the Desktop back into /Library/Preferences.
9. Replace the current one.
10. Reboot.
11. Throw away the plist file on the Desktop.
You're done. If you have troubles, option-drag the copy in your Shared folder back into the /Library/Preferences folder, reboot, and you are back to where you started from. No Terminal commands, and more importantly, no Pico editor.



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Property List Editor?
Authored by: rhowell on Sep 27, '04 12:23:22PM

Property List Editor is installed with the XCode tools. A default Mac system will not have these tools installed. Instead, double-clicking on this file will open TextEdit, from which you can Search/Replace as in the original hint.



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Property List Editor?
Authored by: rhowell on Sep 27, '04 12:24:38PM

Property List Editor is installed with the XCode tools. A default Mac system will not have these tools installed. Instead, double-clicking on this file will open TextEdit, from which you can Search/Replace as in the original hint.



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Disable Personal File Sharing's guest access
Authored by: xApple on Nov 12, '06 09:21:21AM

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cp: /Library/Preferences/com.apple.AppleFileServer.plist: No such file or directory
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So what's happened to the file ?



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