How do you mount an Airport Disk?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by winstano, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. winstano macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2005
    Hi guys, I recently bought a 750GB Western Digital MyBook Essential Edition to use with Time Machine. I have an iMac G5 and a MacBook, and I wanted to try out AirPort Disk (also have an AEBS). However, when I connect the Mybook to the AEBS, I just get an image of an AEBS in my 'shared' section of the sidebar, with a "sharepoint" in there, which is just a folder with the Hard Drive's contents in it. There is no (obvious) way of mounting the drive so it shows up as a drive in the 'devices' section of the sidebar, as I've seen many people are able to do.

    Annoyingly it shows up in Airport Utility under "drives", but it just doesn't mount as a normal external drive would do... Anyone got any ideas?

    (Note: I have used this drive as a backup for Time Machine when it was connected solely to the iMac, will this have any bearing?)
  2. renault4 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    I just went through this and got an answer that worked for me over at the apple support discussion forum:

    assuming you are able to connect to the unit as a network shared drive

    Finder -> Preferences -> General
    show connected severs on the desktop.

    it should show up as a blue disk icon withe the wireless symbol.

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