Sharing not working between two macs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bozs13, May 13, 2008.

  1. bozs13 macrumors regular

    Ok so here it goes. I have a mac mini here hooked up to a time capsule through a cat5 to the back of it. I have a friend here that is connected to it wirelessly. I have turned on file sharing for a folder on my external hard drive and he can not see it whatsoever. The only thing he can see is my public folder, not matter what I do, what account I add to the sharing privileges etc.

    Any ideas? Any sharing settings I might have missed...I've tried alone long enough and searched but haven't found any definitive answers.

    Thanks guys, Leo:mad:
  2. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    Im assuming your external is connected via USB?
    Can your friend see the drive at all?Or can he see it, but not any folder on it?
    Do a Get Info on the drive itself, and check its rights under permissions.
  3. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I believe you have to share the drive and then share specific folders on it.
  4. bozs13 thread starter macrumors regular

    No, it is that a problem? I can't imagine it being a problem but who knows.
    No, he can not see the drive at all.
    I'll do that.

    I'll try that.

    thanks guys...I'll report back

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