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Two laptops authorized to play my iTunes library; what can each laptop see?

There are two computers authorized to play my iTunes library; one is my main laptop and I sync my iPhone and iPad to this. The second laptop is an old one which I gave to a friend when I upgraded. I ...
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Is it possible to remove the “Shared” folder under Users?

Under "Sharing" in System Preferences, I do not have anything shared. However, I have a "Shared" folder under "Users". Is there a way to remove this folder?
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How to change computer name so terminal displays it in Mac OS X Mountain Lion? [duplicate]

When I setup my computer I named it "Scott's MacBook Pro". And so when I go to System preferences->Sharing, it says Scott's MacBook Pro there as my computer name. However, opening up a terminal gives ...
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iOS Sync Device Name

I have set up Google sync on my all my devices as I use the iOS Chrome app. When using the Chrome app I click on 'other devices' and my iMac device name shows up as iMac-2. I was wondering if it's ...
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Mount smb share as local directory

I want to use GIT and directory should be on a network drive (mounted with smb://). Because the software I'm using only supports the file:// protocol I need some kind of mapping the network share as a ...
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Change the order of servers in “Connect to Server” window?

Running Mavericks (OS X 10.9.4) is it possible to change the order that the "favorite servers" are displayed in? Allow me to explain a little more the use case. In Finder if one presses Command-K or ...
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Screen Sharing: PPC G5's Screen Becomes Unusably Bizarre After Login

I have a PPC G5 running Tiger that I access headlessly via Screen Sharing on my Late 2012 Mac Mini Server [Mt. Lion]. This worked without incident for over a year. Both computers are connected to my ...
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Enable/Disable Sharing (SSH/File) Based on Network?

Is it possible to enable and disable the Sharing features (ssh, file sharing, etc) based on the current network? For example, I want file sharing and SSH to be enabled on my trusted home network. ...
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Can I create a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller for anonymous Mac OS access?

I'd like to have a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller (2012 R2) with Mac software for folks on my company to install from. Not everyone who will have access to this share will have a domain ...
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Sharing mounted FreeNAS volume

We have a FreeNAS in the office which we're using as an FTP server, but the speeds are incredibly slow for clients trying to download from it. When I tried downloading directly (via OS X ftp server) ...
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CD/DVD sharing not working

I'm trying to share a CD/DVD drive from windows 7 laptop with my MacBook Pro mid 2010 through a WiFi. I've done all the things specified in official apple guide on how to do this, which was: Install ...
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“Sharing only” account not visible in “Users & Groups” since Mavericks

Before upgrading to Mavericks, I had a "Sharing only" account called "Shared" with a password, which I used to allow other computers to connect to my Mac. However, since upgrading to Mavericks, this ...
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VMWare Fusion - Where does a shared folder appear if the Virtual OS is “Snow Leopard Server”?

I have a Mac running VMWare Fusion with "Snow Leopard Server" running as the guest, virtual OS. It says that I can specify a shared folder to shared between the main Mac OS and the virtual Snow ...
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1answer
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Can I share iBooks with another device that is authorized for the purchasing account?

Is there a way to share iBooks with a device without connecting it to the machine running iTunes with the purchasing account? I know that it is possible to download iBooks to a device that uses a ...
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File sharing between Mavericks and non-Macs

I am using a MacBook running Mavericks and my brother is on a Linux box; and we often need to exchange files between each other. Both the laptops are Wi-Fi enabled and I also understand that Mac does ...
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Sharing and permission

How can I set sharing and permission on Mac os x to be -rwx for all? When I create file or folder it is read and write for me but for all others it is Read only. If there is more files just copied ...
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Disable Kerberos / Single Sign-on

We have a Mac mini running OS X 10.7 Server which has a number of shared folders/drives using AFP. We have a user account called fcp setup as sharing only which coworkers use to access the shared ...
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Windows shares keep dropping from OS X

I have a Windows Server 2012 machine providing shares for multiple workstations. I have 2 Mac users that connect to this server and use the shared folders. They report that this share keeps dropping. ...
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Mavericks permission issues with Windows Server deduplicated shares

We have a number of 10.9-10.9.3 - Mavericks - machines installed throughout our facility. Much of the user content is pulled from shares stored on our Windows Server 2012 fileservers with ...
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How to share a folder and only this folder?

I have a Mavericks installed Mac, and want to share a folder called Data which placed in /Users/Sato/Data with another windows 7 PC. So I followed a post to setup shared folder, and it works. But I ...
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Remember shared folder on server

I'm new to Mac. I have files on a shared folder that I often access and every time I restart the computer I have to go to Finder->go->connect to server->fill in the information and press connect. Is ...
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1answer
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How can I identify who is using Sharing to access my Mac?

How do identify who is using Sharing to access my Mac remotely? I have a new 2013 27″ iMac using OS X 10.9.2
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What does this icon that looks like an askew wireless symbol mean in Calendar?

I have iCal synced with Google Calendar and would like one of my accounts to also sync with iCal. In order to fix this problem I am trying to understand what the icon in two and three below mean. ...
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Apple Calendar: Share busy/nonbusy information for several calendars

I have a set of calendars, which I would like to share together as busy/nonbusy. That is, I want others to see (on a single calendar) whether I am busy in any calendar at a given date or not. This ...
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Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

1) Is it possible to output the audio over a2dp to multiple speakers simultaneously? 2) Is it possible to change the audio output to A2DP speakers directly from iTunes or do I have to change the ...
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Is it possible to identify who deleted my shared folder?

My Mac, in my workplace, can be accessed from other Mac systems (file sharing is enabled, and it has no password set). I've found out there are 2 folders were deleted (missing from my desktop). How ...
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Automatically connect to shared device when detected

Here is my need : I want my media center to be mounted in the /Volumes of my Macbook as soon as I turn it on. So, I need to automate the Connect as action. Users & groups > Login items only ...
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Mac File Sharing with Windows 7

I haven't found any useful info about what to do when asked for a password whilst sharing files between Mac and Windows. My scenario: I have ONE user on my Mac (somebrit) and no one else, not even ...
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How to Reset Ethernet Network Connection?

I use Ethernet network connections at home to create fast home network transferring files between my macs. One of the biggest problem I found is often that one mac cannot see another. It shows ...
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Recording audio (book) and creating useable chapters to send via email using Garageband. Help!

My son has learning disabilities, he is in college, and there was no audiobook available for one of his textbooks. I have spent hours recording the book for him, creating chapters as I went along. I ...
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Inviting people who have shared calendars with me only allows the first person to accept

The summary is this... if people share their calendars with me and I invite them to a meeting, then only the first person to accept the invite gets in... the rest appear to decline the invite. Here's ...
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Mac folder which is Not Shared is shared and fully accessible from a Windows machine

On my desktop, I right click on Macintosh HD and then on Get Info. The Shared Folder checkbox is Unchecked and under Sharing and permissions, I have: system (read and write) myUser (me) ...
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Websharing and Remote Login not working over local network

Someone gave me their old mac mini which is running OSX 10.6. I decided to use it a home. I went to network preferences, then clicked on Sharing. I checked Web Sharing and Remote Login. Under Web ...
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Files copied from Windows to Mac have very limited permissions

I have a shared folder on my Windows 8 computer, and I connect to it on my Mac. When I copy a file from the Windows to Mac (while I'm on the Mac), the file has very limited permissions. "gary (Me)" ...
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Share links, notes, and pictures between iPhone and Mac?

Just like the newly presented iMessage but instead of just between iOS devices, with the Mac too. I've looked at Handoff. It can only send links to the iPhone from the Mac. I've looked at Droplr. It ...
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How can an iPhoto Library be shared between users in a way that facilitates backing up to Time Machine?

I'm aware that there has been a similar question that points towards Apple's own guidance on sharing iPhoto Libraries. Apple's solutions aren't compatible with Time Machine - it can't be used to back ...
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Using a wi-fi and an ethernet connection at the same time thus having more bandwidth?

Is there a way on OSX or with a 3rd party software to use both a Wi-fi and an ethernet connection, thus having the sum of the connection speeds? Or maybe making some applications connect to one ...
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How do I remove Twitter and Facebook from Mountain Lion?

I want to remove Twitter and Facebook (in the future) from Mountain Lion. Is it enough to simply remove Twitter.sharingservice from ...
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Sharing an Apple ID on different iPads, but having different Contacts

My daughter has my old iPad, and we share the same Apple ID, for convenience with purchasing. However at present we also have a shared Contacts list on the two iPads. It would be better to have ...
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Sharing an HFS+ volume from Mavericks to Windows 8

Does anyone know if it's at all possible to share an HFS+ volume from OSX 10.9 to Windows 8? (I'd like to try and isolate any plugins and or extensions to the Windows platform, and keep my OSX box as ...
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Parallels shared folders not working

I've followed the manual in setting up the shared folders on my Windows 7 installation under Parallels version 7.0.15106, but still I can not find my Mac folders in Windows explorer! I have tried both ...
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Can't share the boot drive root dir with authorization for “everyone” set to “no access”?

If you add your boot drive to the network filesharing list of shares, the option to set the privileges for class "everyone" to "no access" is disabled. Can anyone explain why? Or how to enable it? ...
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User management for an AFP share

I've been tasked with setting up an AFP share on a server running Mountain Lion. My question is mostly about best practices and to find out if I'm doing this right. My only prior experience has been ...
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Monitor if users accessed my Mac when sharing was open to all?

I had opened sharing to everyone on my Mac as a "temporary" experiment to exchange files with another Mac. I forgot, and later that night when I went to shut down, the Mac reported that 2 users were ...
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Can no longer ssh in to machine as git user after upgrading to Mavericks

I've got a server (just a mac mini) with two accounts: myRegularUser git (and some others) The git's home directory is in /Users/Shared/git. Since upgrading to Mavericks, I can't ssh into ...
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What setup to use with in a famliy with 2 (or 3) Persons?

I get all confused about all these different IDs I have and need to use the iOS devices/iTunes. I want to use our devices in the family the best way. We are three people: me -- currently the only ...
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Sharing Ipad between 2 Apple IDs, 2 computers

My wife and I share an ipad 2, ios7. We have separate PCs. Can we have separate Apple IDs and connect the ipad to each computer under the individual ids? Example, I connect and back up etc under my ...
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Photo Collection Collaboration

What I have is a very simple need, and I've not yet found a good solution. I have over 1.5 TB of photos stored on a shared server. I need to be able to tag the photos with keywords that are ...
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Mounting shares with Login Items at login, Finder windows popup

I have some shares that are mounted during login. I used Users & Groups' "Login Items" panel to do this. When I login, all of the shares pop up in their own Finder windows. How can I keep the ...
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How can a keyboard be shared with an iPad?

What are the ways for both an iMac and an iPad to share the same physical keyboard? If it's possible to share a regular Apple bluetooth keyboard between both devices without jailbreaking the iPad, I ...