Time Capsule (access from a Win XP box)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maddcovv, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. maddcovv macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2008
    I have my time capsule setup (green light and all)

    I can backup to it. I can access it and its folders from my new MBP.

    I can run the windows (and/or apple) Airport Utility and see and configure the TC within the utility but I can not access it like a network drive on the XP box.

    I thought I saw somewhere to enter a workgroup name for PC networks but can't find it now...

    Any ideas are appreciated.
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    If all you have on it is your time machine back ups I do not think you would be able to see anything. I could be wrong though.
  3. maddcovv thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2008
    I created 3 empty folders on the TC. Also of note when I start windows I get a prompt that comes up "The AirPort Disk "name" became available. What do you want to do?

    I try connect with password but it comes back Could not connect to Disk Make sure NetBIOS is enabled and try again (53)

    Netbios is enabled on this machine.
  4. maddcovv thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2008
    fixed it by creating guest access on the TC and letting guests have read/write access. rebooted XP computers and got in with guest permissions
  5. pbarker macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2009
    thankyou so much for posting how you resolved this!!! i have spent hours trying to access my external harddrive through my airport extreme and this is the only method that i've found that has worked!

    many thanks!
  6. jamesraward macrumors regular


    May 18, 2009
    This fixed this for me - very annoying and strangely undocumented problem!

    oops - wrong topic, but this helped me nonetheless!
  7. canes960 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2009

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