Finder error with AEBS?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by codpilot, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. codpilot macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2005
    Ok weird problem. MacBook Pro

    New AEBS - plugged in an external usb hard disk (Seagate in an Ultra case)

    Utility finds the drive no problem, but...

    - in finder under shared you can see the network, but if you click it you get an error - unable to log in. So from there you can't see the hard drive.


    - in finder under shared you can see All..., Click that, then click the network and wallah - there's the hard disk.

    Any ideas as to what might cause this?
    Further weirdness - my old G4 Powerbook can see the drive fine through the network :confused:
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Have you tried the obvious--rebooting the MBP?

    I've occasionally seen oddball behavior similar to what you're describing, and generally speaking the only way to clear it up is a reboot.

    Failing that, rebooting the sharing computer will fix it, though I only needed to do that once and I'm guessing since your G4 sees it ok the problem isn't on the AEBS's end.

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