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How to automatically share all external hard drives in OSX

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Hi there,

Ignoring the security implications, is there any way of configuring OSX 10.6 onwards to automatically share any external hard drive that you connect to a specific Mac?
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Share the /Volumes folder. All your hard disks and external disks come under this folder.
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Thanks Xaelian,

This more detailed process for editing the smb.conf file did the trick:

Open up a new Terminal (/Applications/Utilities) window and enter the commands:

$ sudo cp /etc/smb.conf /etc/smb.conf.back
$ sudo pico -w /etc/smb.conf
This will open up the pico editor, which is a simple text editor. Move down to the very bottom of the file by holding down Ctrl+V. Once there, give yourself a blank line or two and then enter the following text:

; Share for all mounted volumes
path = /Volumes
browseable = yes
public = no
read only = no
To save your changes, press Ctrl+O, Enter. Then, exit pico by pressing Ctrl+X. Go ahead and quit out of Terminal. At this point, you've created a backup of your original /etc/smb.conf file and added a new share to your original configuration.
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This is the more detailed process for sharing all Volumes on my Mac
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