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Share hdd on G5 with Win XPs

mmiya
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Hi experts,
I have a G5 with 10.3 and use this machine as a file server for window XPs. An external hdd box (4 x 500GB hdds in it) was attached with firewire 800 to G5 and made one 1.8TB with RAID (stripe). Now the question is that how can I share this external hdd with win XPs on office's subnet.

I turned System preference>Sharing>Window sharing on (on G5)
The alias of folders on external hdd was placed on Public (on G5)

Now how can I access this folder from Win XP? Please advise.

mmiya
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Jason WatkinsIT Project Leader

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Hi,

Try:

smb://<G5 IP Address>/Public  from the XP run-line or Windows Explorer

You may have to authorize a Mac user to access the folders, or just set up another user for this purpose

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Commented:
Thanks FIrebar for your comment.

smb://192.168.16.41/prodoff/Public did not work. Prodoff is username on the G5. G5 actually can be seen from Win Xp's My Network place. And Public can be accessed. But folder or drive that I dropped in Public were not recognised as folder or drive to Win Xp. From Win XP it's just alias file (xxx alias) that Win Xp is unable to open. I did same from other G4 but the result is same. It showed up as alias file which unable to open even from Mac. I am not familier with Macs and probably forgot something important. Still cannot figure out what's wrong.

mmiya
Jason WatkinsIT Project Leader

Commented:
It could be the way the ext. HDD is partitioned.  You may have to reformat with a Master Boot Record  install as opposed to the default format options.

/F

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Commented:
Hi, Thanks for your advice.

Probably Win Xp can see the folders only created in Public. If I make folder in Public it can be shared with Win Xp but not folders on other drives. Drives can be accessd through alias (shortcut in Xp) in Public between Macs with afs, but not seemed to work with smb (between Mac and Win).

Thanks

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eoinosullivan:

Thanks for your advice, It worked with SharePoint.

mmiya
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