Airport Time Capsule 2Tb help?

AsheyB

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Iv been trying to work it out all day however have been left hopeless..hoping someone could point into the right direction;

I have the Airport Time Capsule 2Tb and would like to know if any of the following are possible or is it a no go...

Sharing folders as only 'read access' with a 3 windows machines
Admin rights with a Macbook read write access
Partitioning the 2TB into 1Tb-1Tb
Adding folders with a password protection

I know i can access the files with a password with a windows machine however I would like it to be able to access it through the Explorer itself with out having to enter the password/user name kind of like a NAS

Many thanks in advance
 

aicul

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Iv been trying to work it out all day however have been left hopeless..hoping someone could point into the right direction;

I have the Airport Time Capsule 2Tb and would like to know if any of the following are possible or is it a no go...

Sharing folders as only 'read access' with a 3 windows machines
Admin rights with a Macbook read write access
Partitioning the 2TB into 1Tb-1Tb
Adding folders with a password protection

I know i can access the files with a password with a windows machine however I would like it to be able to access it through the Explorer itself with out having to enter the password/user name kind of like a NAS

Many thanks in advance
I think what you are asking for is functionality of a file server. TC will give you simple hard-disk equivalent file storage (hence read/write) with minimal security (as you mention).

But I say "I think", and am also curious to discover if these features are part of a TC.
 

Weaselboy

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1) Sharing folders as only 'read access' with a 3 windows machines
2) Admin rights with a Macbook read write access
3) Partitioning the 2TB into 1Tb-1Tb
4) Adding folders with a password protection
The TC can share data on its drive with other machines, but for 1 and 2, that is I believe going to be beyond what is built in to the TC as far as access management.

3) No... there is no way to partition the drive on a TC without removing the drive then partitioning in another computer and putting it back in the TC.

4) You can PW protect folders, but you could put data in encrypted sparse bundle. You can read about it here. Basically you would create the bundle and put in on the TC drive, then to open it a PW would be required.
 
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