OSX - Network share a specific folder (and ONLY that folder)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wytevett, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. wytevett macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2007
    Northern Minnesota
    Hello All,

    I have OSX 10.4.11

    I have setup sharing, and I can access my Mac from my Window XP laptop via network IP address. That works fine.

    I have drive setup on my mac (actually two drives setup as raid 1) and it is labeled "backup"

    I want to share a specific folder on the MAC "Backup" drive over the network.

    For example, in windows, I can just right click a folder, and share it on the network. But, for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to do the same on the mac. When I enable sharing, by following the numerous threads on the subject, it just shares a bunch of folders that I don't want it to.

    I just want to share the one folder specifically.

  2. wytevett thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2007
    Northern Minnesota
    I shared a folder on the XP laptop, and connected with the Mac no problem.

    I guess I solved my problem of transferring the file, but I would really prefer to be able to network share the specific folder on the Mac.
  3. Pigumon macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2004
    I was trying to do the same thing, except that I don't have any windows machines.

    I was able to use this:


    You can select a folder, choose if you want Mac sharing, Windows sharing, and then it becomes a public folder. Really simple to use.

    I believe Leopard allows you to do it automatically. But Leopard's too buggy right now for upgraders.

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