Airport Extreme: Can't read Hard Drive Files Connected to Airport - Help Please

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by legaleye3000, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
    I have my external hard drive connected to my airport extreme. I always connect through Finder and do whatever I need with my files.

    Now, I can connect, but the drive shows empty. When I physically connect the hard drive to my laptop, my files are there. I tried connecting to the drive remotely from 2 different computers and it shows nothing remotely (same wifi network) unless I directly plug in the drive to my laptop.

    Please help. Thanks! (Running latest Mavericks, tried repairing permissions, rebooting).
  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Are you using your user account as provided through the Extreme. Send a screenshot of the "Disks" tab in AirPort Utility.
  3. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    Probably the extreme thinks the files stored on the drive are not sharable. Sometimes happens. When you "get info" of the drive, what kind of permissions are indicated?

    Otherwise Mavericks seems to be flakey sometimes. Instead of using the finder, try selecting "connect to server" under the go menu and select the Extreme...

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