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Multi-account > make Lima work for multiple users > Graceful multi-user support

I see that there are other topics on the need for some sort of Multi-User support for Lima. I noticed that they are locked for additional comments.

My suggestion is incremental approach to multi-user support. When a new device is connected to the Lima, and the User is prompted to back-up Pictures, allow for the user to specify a alternate folder name instead of everything going into the same "Mobile Flow" directory. These directories could all be hosted under "Mobile Flow", or the could be separate directories at the same level: "Mobile Flow Sue", "Mobile Flow Fred", "Mobile Flow Mom", etc

I agree that multi-user access control would be useful, but simply providing for multiple Pictures locations would be great convenience.

Thank you.


[by Daniel Mayer]

Hi there,

here would be a simple multi-user idea for lima:

Allow to create different accounts for the same lima and in the admin interface to select a folder or folders for each user to access and work in it. This solution would be great and i personally wouldn't need more multi-user functions, and i think also for the most users would be this solution great and enough.

I hope to get this update in the close future! :)

Thank you and best wishes!

Comments (5)


I just purchased my first Lima Ultra device, hoping that the device was going to do this and I am reading that it is not. It sounds like you will need to purchase a device for every individual user and have a separate HD for each user. This sounds like a very expensive solution to back up data.


Yes multiusers is crucial.

Take the scenario, A family with 5 family members with the need of one Tb each, who want Lima with dual interface for safest storage.

Then you need to buy 5 dual Lima, and 10 hard drives. this cost around 1500 to 2000$

With multi user interface, You buy one dual Lima, and two 5Tb Hard drives. with a cost of 500$ that quite significant differens.

All files are encrypted on the hard dive and you have only access to your own files.


Per example there a 2 users, user A and user B:

In the admin interface a will select user A is allowed to use the folder "X", "Y" and "Z" user B is allowed to use the folder "X" and "Y". And so on. :)


Agree, need multi-user interface. Would be beneficial to home and business users at this point. This would help revolutionize data storage for small business owners!


I agree with your suggestion. Having having different folders for different devices. However, I still would like to see more then one user with there own folder to store what they need or even provision an amount of space they can have say someone only needs 100gig on a 5tb drive. Then still have them connect there computer and smartphone with the sub folders for each device. There are times, I would think, that you don't want ALL of you pictures on your computer shared on your smartphone.