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Setting up the Master folder:
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- Repeat the above steps for all User Accounts.
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- Change the Access and Others menus to Read & Write.
- Click the padlock icon to lock the details menus and close the info window.
- The iTunes Music folder can now be accessed and written to by all User Accounts on your macintosh.
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