Share an exfat drive?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Antkn33, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2013
    Is it possible to share on the network an external drive that is formatted with exfat on OS X 10.8 and be able to connect to it?
    When I connect to my iMac over the network, I can see the drive, but when I open it nothing is there. The drive on my iMac shows up fine though so I am thinking it is an exfat issue.
  2. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    What are you trying to connect to the iMac with? Not sure if this applies to exfat, but are you sure you've connected with the rights to see the data that is on the disk?

    And is there any reason you need to use exfat?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2013
    Yes I connected with my username & password on the Mac which is an admin. I also enabled smb and tried to connect that way. Still doesn't work for the exfat drive.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    exFAT doesn't support much in terms of access rights so that shouldn't be the problem.
    Otherwise I cannot help. Never tried it that way around myself and it sounds like it should work.
  5. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    You will probably know already, but you are going to be wasting a lot of space using ex-fat on any drive / SSD / USB stick. Even if you can get the share to work, your drive space will vanish quickly. It's all about the cluster sizes in an ex-fat partition.
  6. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2009
    You can only share native Mac disks.

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