Accessing an external hard drive

Posted on 2000-03-21
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Last Modified: 2013-11-13
At work we have 5 Macs (8.6 OS) networked together with 2 having external hard drives (SCSI). Is it possible to share the external hard drives with other computers on the network? When you go into chooser to select the computer you want to get files from - the data on the external hard drive doesn't show up.  
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mreagan earned 80 total points
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You need to make sure that you have sharing turned on for the volumes on the external hard drives.  Click on the hard drive icon on the desktop of the Mac that has the external drive you wish to share.  Select Sharing under the File menu and specify the user/group you want to have access and the acces prives.  Click on the check box to cascade that priv through all of the subfolders.  Once that is complete, the external volumes should be visible on the network.

This assumes that you have sharing turned on for the machine itself.

Hope this helps.

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I agree with mreagan here. Dont think of it as an external HD...its just another drive that needs to be shared.

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