Possible to share a USB drive connected to iMac?

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  1. iqwertyi macrumors regular

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    I'm new to Mac and new to networking.

    Is it possible to connect an external USB to an iMac (this is where I would store my data, music, pictures), then somehow make it viewable to my PC Laptop in the same wifi?

    Basically, it would be somewhat of a NAS, but only viewable when my iMac is on, which is fine by me.

    Thanks
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    Yes you can share your drive.

    Better yet a Ethernet based NAS like the Synology ones.
     
  3. iqwertyi thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's good to hear!
    How exactly do I share I drive connected to the iMac?
    Like I said, I'm kinda new to Mac :eek:

    (Synology was going to be my option 2 if the above was not possible).
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    You can easily do this in System Preferences > Sharing > check File Sharing and add users.
     
  5. iqwertyi thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. Hirakata macrumors 6502

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  7. iqwertyi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ohh, thanks for the link!
    Will give that a shot.
     

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