Mac and PC sharing Time Capsule

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jermza, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. jermza macrumors newbie


    Jun 15, 2012
    If I use a Mac and my wife uses a PC, then we can both access my Mac's Time Capsule?

    Let's say I use it for backing up my Mac, but I also want to use it to store media (like movies or whatever) so that my wife can access that same media via her Windows PC.

    Is this possible?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Your Time Capsule is formatted as HFS+, which Windows cannot read/write natively.

    HFS+ (Hierarchical File System, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Don't use case-sensitive)
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    While it is true that the Time Capsule drive is formatted in HFS+, that does not matter to you since you are accessing it as a networked drive. Windows can read/write to this drive just fine without adding any utility software to access HFS+ at all. Just configure the Time Capsule as a networked drive in Windows. The easiest way to do this is to use the Apple Airport Utility for Windows. You can find it here (I think this is also on the CD that came with the Time Capsule?).

    Here is a step by step tutorial how to do what you want.

    The previous poster's information is incorrect.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I stand corrected. I keep forgetting about network access vs direct connection. Thanks!

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