General background info:
I've been trying to setup two accounts on my mac, one for work, one for home, which essentially both use the same home folder to store data and other such things, so I have one place holding all my data but two seperate layouts for the dock etc. for each user.
Having set this up and tried to access files from one users home folder whilst logged in as the other, I found that I needed to setup the permissions, which I did, with difficulty. I thought I had everything setup, so started using my work user and soon found I still had problems. I was unable to install new programs and having downloaded some podcasts in iTunes, switching back to my home account I found I couldn't download podcasts from that account anymore, despite them residing in my home folder. I tried reseting them manually, but it didn't work.
I'm now resetting my home permissions using the snow leopard disc in the hope that it'll all go back to how it was before I started mucking about.
What I need is two user accounts that can access the same folders and files, so that I can access all my music and add new stuff from both, such as podcasts etc. and access work files from both accounts without having to muck about with permissions.
I've been working from one user account for the past 6+ months so have everything setup inside that users home folder, should I move it out of there so that it's in a shared folder?
What's the best way to do all this?