I would like to share my Photos library with another account on the same Mac. I have done exactly what @metatechbe suggested in his answer to How can I share Photos across multiple users on Apple Photos, without paying for iCloud?.

A actually can access the Photo library from both accounts now. But after user1 has used it, user2 sees a Repair Library Permissions dialog:

This photo library is locked or you do not have permissions to make changes to it. Photos can try to repair the permissions.

Other posts like

aimed in the same direction, but no solution was found.

Is there a way to seamlessly make the a Photos library usable by two users? Of course, one needs to quit Photos before the other open the library. But the permissions dialog should not appear all the time.

  • You can put your photo library into the shared folder? Will do the job pretty well, I think
    – StrawHara
    Apr 24, 2019 at 9:30
  • I have done that, as was suggested in @metatechbe's reply to apple.stackexchange.com/questions/192333/…. But this does not get rid of the Repair Library Permissions dialog.
    – FlorianL
    Apr 24, 2019 at 10:04
  • only one person at a time can use the library. It is not designed to be shared between multiple users. The errors you are getting are likely a consequence of you using it in a way not envisioned (nor supported) by Apple Apr 24, 2019 at 12:38


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