Q: How do I share my database between more than one user account on the same Mac?
NOTE: this sharing method only applies to version 3. Use the MacGourmet built-in syncing to share data using MacGourmet and MacGourmet Deluxe 4.
- As the primary, admin user, copy your MacGourmet3Database file from Documents to the Users/Shared folder on the root level of your hard drive.
- Select the file and chose File > Get Info from the menu bar.
- You'll probably have to unlock the file by pressing the little padlock at the bottom left, so click that and enter your password to enable the "Sharing & Permissions" list.
- Once you do that, click the "+" button and choose any account user names from the list that pops up to add them to this table. Then, select their user names in the "Sharing & Permissions" table and choose "Read & Write" from the Privilege column. You can close this Get Info window.
- Now, select the MacGourmet3Database file and right-click (or control-click) on it and choose: "Show Package Contents" from the menu. This should open a window with a set of files in it.
- Select all of the files, and choose File > Get Info. This should open multiple windows. You want to go through the same process you did for the MacGourmetDatabase file and add your the other accounts as users. But when you do the "images" folder, you also want to select their names and choose "Apply to enclosed items" from the menu that pops up when you press the button with the gear on it, at the bottom of the window.
- Ok, now finally, in MacGourmet, you want to go to Preferences > Advanced and choose the Shared folder (by pressing the Choose button) as the location for your database. That should be it!