‘No access’ greyed out for user Everyone in Leopard File Sharing [unsolved]

This is a follow up to my previous post about locking the system out of itself by trying to set “Everyone”‘s priveledges to “no access” via get info and locking Leopard out of its own system.
I recently discovered that my file sharing is not behaving like it is supposed to. “Everyone” having “read only” access indeed SHARES ALL OF MY FILES with read only access and no password required. If you try and set “Everyone” to “no access” via get info like I previously described, when you reboot Leopard fails to launch and the Leopard install disk cannot repair the permissions. (See my previous post for my fix).
But when I try and change the read only access for Everyone, “no access” is greyed out:
Leopard does not let you choose no access for Everyone
This is a huge bug apple!! Leopard has downgraded the ability to share files with a password.

2 Responses to “‘No access’ greyed out for user Everyone in Leopard File Sharing [unsolved]”


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  2. on 14 Jan 2009 at 5:08 pm kamileczek123

    The only way to share some volumes/folders with no access privilege is to create new folder (e.g. Share) and create inside some symbolic links — for instance for each volume on your hard drive. Then you can add the folder to shares list and give him no access provilege to Everyone. Thus you will have access with your username to the content of the folder, but Everyone has not. greetings.

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