How do i hide an external hard drive from the network?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by littledigger, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. littledigger macrumors regular

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    I have 2 external hard drives on my mac, one is accessed by others on the network and the other i don't want the others to access. The private drive is already password protected but when i unlock it, everyone on the network can also access it. How do i keep it private?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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  3. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    More specifically, select the volume (drive) icon in Finder and open the info window ( cmd-I , File->Get Info or right-click->Get Info ). At the bottom of the "General" section, there should be a check box "Shared Folder".
     
  4. littledigger thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just tried this, and it doesn't work. The drive is still visible on the network.
     
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    It may be visible, but no one should be able to actually access it.
     
  6. littledigger thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried it today, and its still accessable over the network. The tick box is by default unticked and the drive is accessable, and when i tick the box, the drive is still accessable. OS is 10.5 on iMac 24" x 5 on the network, connecting via file sharing and as registered users.
     
  7. LaundryCzar macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone found an answer?

    I now have the same problem littledigger had and I was wondering if he ever got another answer, because it appears the last one didn't work for him.
     
  8. MauricioJaramil macrumors newbie

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    Any solution?

    I think it's important, but there are only few threads and forums about this problem. Anybody got a solution? Thanks!
     

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