Sharing ext hdd between iMac and MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by protyne, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. protyne macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009
    Dear all,

    I have been trying to get my MBP to access a external usb hdd on my iMac.

    Ext HDD is in NTFS format. Both MBP and iMac installed with NTFS-3g (MacFUSE).

    From the MBP I can connect to the iMac as Guest and see shared folders that reside locally on the iMac.

    I have added the ext hdd volume under Sharing and permission set accordingly but upon connecting I am to see all other shared folders but the ext hdd volume.

    I can also connect as a user that has admin rights on the iMac and see all folders locally on the iMac whether shared or unshared.

    I read that by access as admin user I should have been able to see all mounted drives, but unfortunately not the ext usb hdd.

    I'm connecting via Finder -> Go -> Connect to a server -> afp://my-machine.local

    May I know if I am missing a step here?

    Thank you all very much!
  2. protyne thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009
    Switched to SMB instead of AFP and the external HDD showed up.

    Cheers :)

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