Time Capsule and USB HDD

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  1. jjk454ss macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    When I go into Airport Utility I see my USB drive attached to my TC, but I can't access it in Finder. Is there something I need to do first?
     
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Enable File Sharing?

    In your Disks tab, select the hard disk in question and make sure that File Sharing is enabled. Also make sure that your disk is formatted HFS+.
     
  3. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    File sharing and Share disks over WAN are both checked. It is NTFS though, I thought I should still be able to read off it. Do I have to format it HFS+? Can I do FAT32?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  4. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    From what I've read online, it needs to be formatted either FAT32 or HFS+ in order for the Time Capsule to serve it out to clients. Given the two choices, I would format it HFS+. FAT32 has filesize limitations (no files larger than 4GB allowed). Unless you'll be directly accessing it with a Windows PC, HFS+ will work as both Macs and Windows PCs will be able to access the hard drive once connected to the Time Capsule.
     
  5. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    OK, I will format it and then see if I can get it to work. I just need to find a drive large enough to move the data to first. Maybe I'll just pick up a new drive to throw in the enclosure. Thanks
     

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