Sharing not working between two macs

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

  1. bozs13 macrumors regular

    #1
    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

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    #2
    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 68020

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    #3
    I believe you have to share the drive and then share specific folders on it.
     
  4. bozs13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, it is firewire...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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