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Is there a way to share photos from one iTunes account with another?

I would like to share my photos that I have in my iTunes/iCloud account with another account. Ideally, I would like to be able to have anything that is in my photostream to be automatically sent to ...
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Airport Extreme sharing 1TB disk

I just bought an Airport Extreme thinking it was easy to share a USB disk. I'm very disappointed that this is taking so much time and still not working. The disk is 1TB NTFS formatted. It works well ...
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Sharing a iPhoto Library between users on the same computer

I tried to share my iPhoto library with putting it into my sharing folder. I changed the permissions, so the other users can use it. Now they can use it, but if they add new photos, i cannot edit ...
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How should I debug AFP issues?

I'm having some problems connecting to a Time Capsule's shared drive from a Macbook Air running OS X 10.7.2 Lion. I can connect to the share without problem from a Macbook Pro running OS X 10.6 Snow ...
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563 views

Share Web through another port

I have a webserver running on a MBA at port 4431 and I want to access through my local network. But web sharing uses port 80 by default and I can't access to my_mba_ip:4431 Can I add ports to web ...
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How do I assure that all files from a shared HFS+ drives are always writable by all users?

I have a shared drive on a Mac and I keep having problems accessing different directories. For example, while logged on the server as root I create a new folder aaa on this drive. Now, I discover ...
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How does a family with multiple idevices and multiple laptops share music and digital movie copies?

My wife and I both have our own laptops with our own iTunes accounts. Then we have a shared desktop. In the past, this was fine as all we had for iDevices was an iPod each. So we just managed our own ...
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What kind of partition should I use for a shared network drive used mostly un Mac?

I have a 2TB external USB drive that I'm using to share things in my home network. Now the drive is connected to my Mac Mini, that is supposed to act like a file server. Currently the drive is ...
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How can I keep songs unchecked?

I share an iTunes library on another computer in my house. If I uncheck songs so they don't play when I shuffle, the next time I share that library the songs are checked again. No one else re-checked ...
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Mount root of SMB Server

I have a Windows server that I want to backup all the Shares through a script automatically to my MacBook Pro running OSX 10.6.8. There is no common folder all the shares are in, they are just mounted ...
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‘Web Sharing’ won't turn off

I'm trying to turn off the Web Sharing service from the Preferences panel, but everything I try, it just gets stuck on ‘Interrupting...’, with an orange icon, and it doesn't do anything. If I close ...
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Can't print from OS X 10.7 to shared printer on OS X 10.6

I have a network with 2 Mac OS X computers in it. When I try to print a text document from my upgraded OS X 10.7 to the shared printer on OS X 10.6, my print job gets stuck at the "job pending on ...
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one computer, multiple iphones, multiple apple IDs

We have 2 iphones and 2 ipod touches and 3 separate apple logins. We manage all accounts on one computer by using multiple computer user logins. Note: this is how apple told us to set it up in the ...
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Can apps purchased from one Apple ID be shared between multiple iTunes libraries?

We have a number of iDevices in the family, and each user has their own Apple ID. Also, each person has their own computer to sync apps and other content. If I purchase an app for my iPod, Can I ...
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856 views

Image Uploading to Web Service from iOS

I often want to make a picture available on the internet, without wanting it as part of my Twitter stream or Facebook account etc. For example, posting a screenshot to a thread on a forum or just to ...
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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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How do I set up iCloud for a family?

What is the right way to set up iCloud for a family? Assume that I want to share iTunes store account, have separate mail, contacts, bookmarks and notes, but have the possibility of sharing calendars ...
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Changed home directory of OSX Server user account, user disappeared, access remains

I'm dealing with my company's Mac Mini (with loads of data I cannot risk on an external drive, but cannot plug out because of below) running Mac OS X Server 10.6.4. My problem was that I needed to ...
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Why won't scanner show up for Scanner Sharing?

I have an HP ScanJet 4890 connected via USB to my desktop Mac Mini running Lion. Recently, HP finally! updated scanner drivers and my scanner is recognized and works on that machine (connected to a ...
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Need to create a common workspace between two macs connected wirelessly in a network

I need to create a common development workspace between two macs connected in a wi-fi network. Sort of like a shared folder. But the problem using a shared folder is that there are a lot of ownership ...
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Why is my Mac constantly trying to connect to another server?

After logging on, I see this dialog box pop up. Whenever I dismiss it, it reappears 30 seconds later. (Stealing focus at the same time! Grrrr!) "Slate" is my old iMac, which is sitting on the desk ...
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2answers
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Can I use the Sites folder for whatever I want?

Not realizing that OS X creates a ~/Sites folder when you enable web sharing, I started putting my sites for MAMP within a ~/Sites directory, which did not exist on my new laptop. Is this ok, as long ...
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Internet sharing through WiFi disconnects

I am currently using an iMac running Lion and am having problems sharing my internet through WiFi. The iMac is connected to the internet through ethernet and I share that connection through WiFi to ...
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share purchased movies with friends

Sometimes when I visit friends and don't have my Mac around I still would like to watch some of the movies I purchased on iTunes together with them. How do I do this? Can I share movies with others ...
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Shared hard drive with user-level permissions

I have a Drobo attached to an always-on Mac mini, with a bunch of files I want to be able to access from other computers. Some of them (DVD rips, photos) I want to be available to anyone on my ...
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How many times can really I share a purchased app with other people

I understand I can share apps with up to five other iOS devices of other people (with different apple IDs). But is this on a per-app base? I.e. can I only register five devices I want to share with ...
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How do I share purchased iOS apps without my Mac?

Is there a way someone else can share a purchased iOS app with me when I only have my iOS device with me but no Mac but the other person has both his Mac and his iOS device around? Is there also a ...
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625 views

How do I install software from a CD or DVD shared from a Windows 7 PC?

I have a MacBook Air and I'd like to install CD- and DVD-based software on it without having to purchase an external CD/DVD drive. I stumbled upon the CD & DVD sharing feature OS X supports but ...
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Scanner sharing service stops after logout. How do I make it always share?

I'm sharing a scanner from a Mid 2007 iMac (10.6.8, USB scanner over wired ethernet). I've enabled sharing on the local admin account and it all works well on the other Macs that are using the ...
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Copying Files From Windows Share To OSX Share Results In Access Denied

When copying files/folders from a share on a Windows server to a share on our OSX (10.4.7 Server) using a Snow Leopard workstation. The Linux workstations get "Access Denied" errors. All users are ...
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Choosing native screen resolution aspect ratio when screen sharing

I have two Macs both running Lion: iMac (early 2009, iMac9,1 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 120) MacBook Air (Early 2011, first of the new shape 11.6") I often screen share using the Macbook Air as the ...
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GUI for managing automounting of fileshares?

I have a bunch of MP3 files on an SMB share. They play great if I use Finder's Connect to Server to mount the disk first, iTunes thinks they have names like /Volumes/musicshare/foo.mp3. But if I ...
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How to share files with coworkers via internet? Securely?

I have number of co-workers in other countries. I would like to be able to setup something like shared network drive so that we can all access the files and work together. What's the best way of doing ...
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How can I share all document revisions with another Mac?

Mac OS ‘Lion’ introduced a version control system with a fancy user interface called Versions. I’m slowly getting used to working with it and find it quite powerful. I have found out how to share the ...
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Does iChat screen sharing over the internet work in OS X Lion?

If I upgrade to Lion, will I still be able to use iChat to take over my elderly father's Mac (we have MobileMe accounts) to help him with problems and software updates? I read in some forums that this ...
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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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What are some steps to troubleshoot problems sharing printers, files, and screen?

I am having many problems sharing (printer, file, screen) from a Macbook Pro (10.6.8) to a PowerMac G5 tower (10.5.8). It was working just fine until we switched internet providers and got a new ...
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Security problem if Mac Os X file sharing permissions for “everybody” is set to read-only?

What does "everybody" exactly mean in File Sharing in the Sharing Preference Pane in Mac Os X. Sounds as if everybody in the local network could read my files without authentication if its set to ...
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Samba is removed from Lion. How is the role of auto_master changed [closed]

I used to use the /etc/auto_master file to load SMB shares in Snow leopard Mac OS X Now that Samba is removed, I wonder what should be the correct way to auto mount windows shares.
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Can Snow Leopard Servers`s File Sharing (AFP), iCal, and iChat be updated without user logins/accounts and by individual iMacs?

My supervisor wants this setup. We have the internet service provider connected to a switch, and the switch has Snow Leopard Server and 5 iMacs connected to it. Is it possible to use File Sharing, ...
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Why is file sharing missing from sharing preferences?

File sharing is not an option for me under 'sharing'. The image above illustrates the lack of file sharing, but I do have the following items: dvd or cd sharing screen sharing scanner sharing ...
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Create and distribute printers

Is there a way to create a printer on a machine. Then bundle up the Printer bundle and create an installer out of it for multiple users at a location. To avoid having to explain to each user how to ...
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Is there a way I can share a disk image as a remote DVD drive?

I would like to upgrade one of my laptops to Snow Leopard but the DVD drive doesn't work. So can I share a disk image to use it with Remote Mac OS X Install tool?
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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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When sharing calendars on iCloud, how do I show other people that I'm occupied, but not why?

Now that I will be able to share iCal calendars (e.g. on iCloud, MobileMe), for events that are marked as private is there a way to make other people only see that I am occupied at a certain time but ...
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Change an app from “all users” to “this user only”

I've been on my mac for quite a while now, using only a single account (mine). I've added a new account for my girlfriend recently (yes it's getting serious), but I have a little problem. I'm a ...
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Why does OS X prevent access to a folder if it ends with the word “.service”?

I am sharing a win 7 folder and trying to access it from Osx. Everything works but if the folder is named something ending with the words ".service" the folder is not accessible any more, the icon is ...
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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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2answers
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How to make items copied into a folder respect its permissions?

I shared a folder of pictures on my OSX 10.6 MacBook with my wife, who accesses it from her 10.5 MacBook. I created an account for her and gave her read/write permissions on the folder (via the Get ...
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Why does the natd process hog my CPU?

When sharing internet in my Macbook, from a 3G USB pendrive to Wi-Fi, if the 3G connection falls, the natd process rises up in CPU usage. Is this a real problem? Is it expected in some way? There's ...