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Apple Time Capsule map network drive in Windows

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I have a client with an Apple Time Capsule with 1TB of space on it.

They also have a Windows XP computer and would like to map a network drive to the Time Capsule to backup their PC to the Time Capsule.

I went into Start - My Network Places in WInodws XP and could see the device called Time Capsule, however when I clicked on it to then try and map the network drive it came up with the username and password box.  We know what the password is to get into the device, but dont know what username to use.
Is there a default username on the Time Capsule we could use or should one be set-up?

Does anyone know how I should be doing this?

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by:woolnoir
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Have you enabled file sharing with the airport utility on a mac ?
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AirPort utility -> Manual Setup -> Disks -> File Sharing.  the TC must have File Sharing turned on for any other machines to be able to see/map/mount the TC's disks.
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Apparently the username and password are also specified in the TC config - using airport utility.
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by:mbelletty
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I had a look in the airport utility on the Windows XP machine.  I could see all the various settings there, but could only see a setting for the password for the data drive, no username as such, which is what Windows asks for.

File Sharing is turned on for the device.  I can see in the utility the password boxes.  This is not the issue, the issue is what username do I put in the Windows box which asks for a username and password to access the shared data drive
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Ahh ok, try the username 'guest'.
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did the above username work ?
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by:woolnoir
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yes, no ?
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by:mbelletty
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Sorry have been out of town

Will try over the weekend and let you know
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by:woolnoir
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No worries, just wanted to check in :)
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Did you get chance to try ?
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