OS X Yosemite: Control access to your Public folder

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Control access to your Public folder
Control access to your Public folder

You can set up your Public folder so other users on your network can access files in it.

  1. Open Sharing preferences (choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Sharing).

  2. If file sharing is not already turned on, select the File Sharing checkbox.

  3. Below Shared Folders, select your Public folder.

    Some folder names in the list may be truncated. To see a folder’s full name, hold the pointer over it.

  4. Below Users, open the menu for Everyone, then choose a setting.

    • Read & Write: The user can see and copy files to and from the folder.

    • Read Only: The user can view the contents of the folder but can’t copy files to it.

    • Write Only (Drop Box): The user can copy files to the folder but can’t view its contents.

    • No Access: The user can’t see or copy files from the folder.

Published Date: Sep 14, 2017