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Using this method to share iTunes libraries also...
Authored by: mjij on Oct 30, '05 07:44:02AM

Hello:

As Rob commented at the end of this post, this method of sharing the iPhoto library between multiple users on your machine will indeed work for the iTunes library as well.

Simply combine all of your music files into one account, move that folder to /Users/iTunes, and use the above ACL commands to make that folder editable by each user you wish to have access to it.

Then, you must find the iTunes Library file and do the same thing to it and the .xml file.

It works like a charm and it's sure a lot easier than changing the file permissions every single time you open the application as captnswing suggests in another hint.

If you have any questions about what I'm saying, just post them here.



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Using this method to share iTunes libraries also...
Authored by: Whomper on Nov 17, '05 04:39:01AM

I've got iPhoto working splendidly, but iTunes won't play.

I'm keeping my shared libraries on my second hard-drive in this Powermac, which is called Storage. Accordingly, I've enabled ACL for /Volumes/Storage/ rather than / (enabling for / had no effect, so I had to enable /Volumes/Storage/ I later disabled /, which didn't effect iPhoto).

So, in /Volumes/Storage/Shared/ I have a newly created folder called iTunes. This has been symlinked from ~/Music/ on both user accounts, then the chmod rights set, as with iPhoto. The folder contains freshly created files iTunes Library, iTunes Music Library.xml, and fresh folder iTunes Music, into which I had iTunes copy all my music.

This works fine for my main, administrative user, but the second user account is not happy, saying that "The folder iTunes is on a locked disk or you do not have write permissions for this folder".

Any guesses?



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Using this method to share iTunes libraries also...
Authored by: Whomper on Nov 17, '05 04:56:45AM

I'm a big numpty. Quite simply forgot to set the usual permissions on the folder, so it was unreadable by the other user. All working peachily now.



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