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Riqiv December 24th, 2009 01:34 PM

Public Shared Folder?
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Hello all,

1) Is the Public Shared Folder pysically someplace on my Mac computer?

2) Can I change this location to another area if so?

3) In "My Files" (in Limewire) I accidentally created a file called "Untitled"
I right-click on it and can not delete it.
How can I delete this Folder?

Thank you :idea:

Lord of the Rings December 24th, 2009 04:31 PM

1. No. Public Shared is a collation of shared files & folders. (eg: I share from several folders & drives. I also download to a different drive to default, not the OSX user account drive.) 2. Yes depending on your set up. (This is of course customisable as you wish.) 3. Not sure, I'll need to investigate.

Ah just realised you are a Mac user, Cool! :)

For question 2, may I ask how you wish to share files? Give an idea how you wish it organised. You can choose to share from almost any location on your computer. Same applies to download location. I think by default the download & shared location are generally the same for LW.

Riqiv December 24th, 2009 05:16 PM

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:Thank you LOTR!

Yes I love all things Mac. :o

1) So, just to reconfirm, you're saying the:
"Public Shared Folder"
is off-site and not physically in my computer???

In other words, when I go to "Add Files" as in the screenshot, I am not allowing access to that Folder by others, but LW is actually very quickly uploading the file chosen to the "Public Shared Folder" off site.

(With old LW and Frostwire you "set" the folder location in your computer where people could grab stuff.)

2) I saw the "sticky" threads on refining things, but if the default choice for "Public Shared Folder" is off-computer no need to do anything except delete the "non-working" programs and add some useful ones in "Shared".

3) Let me know when and if you find out about #3.
Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays!

Lord of the Rings December 25th, 2009 12:06 AM

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Public Shared is a pseudo name. The folder itself does not exist on your computer. It represents files & folders you have chosen to share. All files & folders in Public Shared are available for sharing.
* If you add anything to shared such as a folder but do not wish to share all files within that folder, you have a few choices. If already added, then you can control-click on those particular files & choose stop sharing.

Better technique is to select a folder, select all files within whilst holding down the SHIFT key, then unselect those one by one you do not wish to add to share via simply clicking on them whilst holding down only the Command key. (see sample image below)

Of course you can also drag & drop files & folders onto the LW Public Shared icon.

And of course instead of adding directly to Public Shared, you can add them to Library icon first. Then select them to be shared from Library. However, LW 5's Library organisation is not the best for finding those that belong to a group. Though you can organise audio files for example via artist & album, etc.

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Riqiv December 25th, 2009 12:26 AM


I dragged my MP3 collection and some other stuff that should prove useful.

Thanks for the info and Happy Holidays to you all!


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