OS X - Share external USB HDD?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by [KMAC] Stan, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. [KMAC] Stan macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2003
    Please excuse my ignorance - I am a (cough) Windows (cough) user and know nothing about Macs....

    In our company we had 2 G4's (OS9.something), each had an external 200Gb HDD attached and both were shared so either G4 can see either HDD.

    We have since taken delivery of 2 G5's (OSX - obviously), but the guy that installed them said we can no longer share the external drives, as OSX does not allow sharing of external devices - only internal ones.

    Is this really true?
  2. benixau macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    you just have to know how to set up the share for it. Look for a product called SharePoints. It costs but all you do is tell it to make the root of the external hdd a sharepoint and then when people connect to the host computer they will see the external disk's name (can be defined differently in SharePoints) and they will be able to connect to it freely if you let that. Beware that is you want you can set a password on it - i reccomend it.
  3. [KMAC] Stan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2003
    Thats brilliant - thanks benixau

    I thought this guy didn't really know what he was doing, but he knew a lot more than me, so I couldn't question him too much!

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