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

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    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

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    Anyone?

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

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  4. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    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

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    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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