Need some help with a external HD hooked up to an Airport Extreme.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sandman512, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. sandman512 macrumors member

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    SO, I have a Airport Extreme with an external HD hooked up to it. Up until about an hour ago, I was able to view the files on the HD via the FINDER window. Now, I can see the HD(named Homeserver) but when i connect to it, I cannot see the FILES on the HD. The files are still there as I connected the HD directly to my PC. Any advice? Thanks!
     
  2. Brian33 macrumors 6502a

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    That seems very odd. Doesn't any external HD connected to an Airport Extreme (or Time Capsule) need to be formatted as JHFS+ (i.e., OS X extended, Journaled) ? If that is true, it seems unlikely that a PC would be able to "see" the files on it (unless you had some extra software to read HFS+ filesystems on the PC)...

    So I'm wondering what filesystem the disk is formatted in (perhaps I'm wrong about the HFS+ requirement)?

    Oh, wait, maybe you mean "The files are still there as I connected the HD directly to my" Mac? (Sorry, I always interpret PC to mean a Windows machine.)

    Either way, I don't know what's happened, unfortunately -- I've never had that happen. Maybe silly question, but have you tried restarting (or power off/on) the Airport Extreme? Weird.
     

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