Airport Extreme Hard disk share problem

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Narco220, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Narco220 macrumors regular

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    Just set up a new airport extreme but having problems with the share disk feature.

    I have connected a hard disk to the usb slot on the Airport extreme that shows up in the airport utility but can't seem to find access the drive anywhere on my macbook,

    Its not mounted on the desktop like it should be??
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Network drives don't mount to the desktop normally.
     
  3. Narco220 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well how do i access the the hard disk connected to my airport extreme on my mac?
     
  4. jbennardo macrumors 6502a

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    Your network disk should appear in your sidebar as a 'shared' device. Most likely titled whatever you named your network or 'airport extreme' or whatever. you can mount it that way.
     
  5. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    Finder > Select Router from Network > Select Name of Drive
     
  6. Narco220 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The routers not showing in network, i take it the hard disk can be used over a wireless network?
     
  7. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    It should automatically appear in the side bar in Finder as a network device.

    Have you plugged the hard drive on your APE into your computer before? If you haven't, you need to do this and format it to HFS.
     
  8. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    A couple things:

    - Make sure the share is setup in airport utility (I would apply a password).
    - Restart your computer

    As others have indicated it should show up in your finder. I'm going off memory, but I think there is a setting in utilities to show (shared drives) in finder. I may be wrong though.
     
  9. Narco220 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No i only got the APE today and didn't realise i'd have to reformat the hard drive for it to show up?
     
  10. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Without formatting, a drive can't be used by the APE, so you'll need to format it to HFS.
     
  11. Narco220 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was formated just in the wrong format, working now thanx

    Is there also a way i can access the drive on my iphone?
     

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