Sharing Airport disk mac/windows error

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by pete burns, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. pete burns macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008

    I have set up a USB disk on my airport extreme.
    I can access this disk from both mac and windows (via airdisk utility).

    My problem is when the disk is connected to windows XP and written to, the disk becomes unavailable on my mac.

    When rebooting my mac, the disk now pops up as a PC server. I can´t connect to it.

    When rebooting the airport, I can access the disk again.

    How can I prevent this from happening?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Which Aiport Extreme are you using? What version of Firmware? Which version of Mac OS X and Windows are you using to connect to it.

    Is Bonjour loaded on the Windows machine?

  3. pete burns thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008

    I use a 1 year old Airport Extreme (the squared one).
    Firmware 7.4.2

    Mac Snowleopard 10.6.4.
    Windows XP servicepack 3.

    I installed Airport utility on the pc machine and connect to the disk via airdisk utility.

    How do I load bonjour on the windows machine?

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