How can I share External Drives from Mac Mini with Windows / Other Macs?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BlueSkyBlueWind, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. BlueSkyBlueWind macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2009
    I am trying to use Mac Mini as my home server (as well as media server).

    I tried to share the folder and all, but I cannot see the external drives that are attached to Mac Mini.

    If I remote in as Admin, I can see the main HDD, but nothing else. As Guest, I don't see anything.

    From Windows PCs, Mac Mini doesn't even appear on the network list.

    What should I do?

    When I searched, Mac OS X only shares the "Shared Folder" but nothing else. Is this true? Then why do they even have "Share" option for every single folder?
  2. BlueSkyBlueWind thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2009

    No one has this issue or no one is even trying to run set up like this?:confused:
  3. mahen macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2009
    Alpharetta, GA
  4. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    that tutorial is pretty good, although it didn't work easy straight forward. But i was just file sharing between my girlfriends' dell xps and my Mac.
  5. BlueSkyBlueWind thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2009
    Thank you so much!

    This seems to the one that I needed.

    Once I go home after work, I will definitely give it a shot. I think "enabling the guest account" was one step I was missing.

    Thank you!! :D

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