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1. Macintosh Troubleshooting Pocket Guide > 1.9. Mac OS X Multiple Users

Mac OS X Multiple Users

When I try to save a file someplace outside my Documents folder, I get a file error and can’t save. What gives? [X]

Remember that Mac OS X is a multiuser operating system and you may not have permission to write files outside of your Documents folder. Some applications don’t report permission errors properly and you may get a file error instead. If you are the only user of your computer but didn’t set it up, someone who did might have added a nonadministrative user with limited permissions as the default user.

So how can I share a file with another user on the same Mac? [X]

To share a file, you can put it in one of two places. If you want others to read the file but not change it, move it to the


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