Strange problem network Sharing of external HDs

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by GvW, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. GvW macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2014

    I have a strange problem with file sharing between my main Mavericks MBP and an old macbook (Snowleopard 10.6.8). I want to set up the latter as a file server. It pretty much works. I can access it, acces all the files, use screen sharing etc.

    Here comes the weird part: I also hooked up all my external USB Harddrives. They all show up on the old macbook. However on my MBP I only can see my HFS formatted drive and an old NTFS formatted drive, but not the FAT32 drive I hooked up.

    Even though it should not be necessary, I actively shared the FAT32 drive, so it shows up under file sharing in preferences, allowing it full access to the user I'm signing in with. no luck.

    Any thoughts/ideas about this?
  2. sharon22, Nov 15, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2014

    sharon22 macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2014
    I don't know much about why your MBP cannot see the shared FAT32 drive, because Macs can read them just fine. But, there might be something in this article, a clue or something, that may be of interest:

    Also, from the Apple website: (read the thing in the green box that says "this solved my question")

    Hopefully, between those 2 articles, you can get it up and running? Or maybe you have to do something tricky like convert the FAT32 to exfat as a last resort?

    Good luck! Please post back if you have any success!

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