Can't see External Drive on Network

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by FlaminMoe, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. FlaminMoe macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Location:
    Holland
    #1
    I just bought myself a Mac Mini, and have my external firewire drive with all my movies, music etc plugged into it. I'm trying to access the drive via my PowerBook over wireless network, but I can't see it. It doesn't appear as an available mount point when I connect to the Mac Mini. I'm connecting with a user (not guest, although I've tried that as well) account. I've got Personal File Sharing, as well as Windows Sharing turned on. The drive format is MS-DOS(FAT32), if that makes any difference.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Location:
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    #2
    I tried this myself a while ago, but couldn't get it to work either. It was connected to my iMac, tried accessing from both my iBook and XP Pro machine. No go.

    :(
     
  3. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Location:
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    #3
    Recently found a very easy to use solution:-

    http://www.hornware.com/sharepoints/

    I have an external USB drive connected to my iMac. Then accessing it via Wi-Fi from both an iBook and Windows XP Pro machine. Works well.

    :)
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Location:
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    #4
    +1

    By default OS X will not share anything outside of your Shared folder. To make another folder or volume accessible you can either muck with config files, or just use sharepoints...
     
  5. krbshappy71 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Location:
    CO
    #5
    Thank You!

    EXACTLY what I needed, thanks guys.
     

Share This Page