Accessing HDD on Base Station with Non Wifi iMac

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  1. ChrisN macrumors 65816

    ChrisN

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    Hi, I am just wondering if it is possible for me to access my music/vids and word documents which are on a HDD that will be connected with airport base station with my old imac (that doesnt have wifi built in).

    Also how do I know what format my external is on and what format does it have to be on and how do I change it.

    Thanks,
    ChrisN
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    All you need is the AirDisk software installed, that should do it. If the external drive is connected directly to the comptuer, just Get Info on the drive and it will tell you the format.

    TEG
     
  3. ChrisN thread starter macrumors 65816

    ChrisN

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    So my non wifi imac would be able to access the files on the hdd connected to base station?

    When I do apple I the format it says Mac OS Extended (Journaled) so is there a specific format it has to be?

    Thanks,
    ChrisN
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Mac OS Extended is also called HFS+. You are fine. I think HFS, HFS+, or FAT32 will work fine.

    TEG
     

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