sharing and permissions

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  1. fluid

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    Thanks to the guide at Lifehacker, I have set up my mac to access files from my pc machine. Files transfer fine. But right now I can't transfer some files because it says I don't have permissions on it.

    I configured my mb and my sister's mb to share files, because I got tired of using my iPod to transfer downloaded videos to her mb. Some files open up fine, but there are some that she doesn't have permissions enough to open it. So she has to everytime, click Get Info, add herself to the permissions.

    How do I fix this so that every file, both in my pc and my sister's mb, will be read by anyone without going to the hassle of Get Info and adding oneself to the permissions?
     
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    There is a way to do all the files under one folder to change its permission. Ill find the article and post it, if i can find it.

    but before that.. How did you shared your files?
     
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  4. PatrickGaerlan

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    Hmmm, I thought that the permissions are automatically changed once they're copied to another machine/user account. Have you tried repairing permissions on the source machine?
     
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    You use Disk Utility for that right?
     
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    Yup. Just run Disk Utility, highlight your internal hard disk, then click on "Repair permissions" :)
     
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    But isn't the Repair Permissions in Disk Utility only for system files not for the files in the user's home directory? Those are the permissions I would like to fix. Some files have me as the owner yet has two "everyones" and some staff.
     

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