01-25-2009, 09:19 AM #1
Macbook Pro and external drive file sharing ?
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- Dec 11, 2008
I purchased a 500 GB external HD.
Can I exchange and use files/programs from this drive with the same ease of access I have with my internal drive?
I noticed a "shared file" box I can check in the "more info" window for the external drive. WHen I check this box, a pop up opened with this statement:
"To publish this folder, you must enable File Sharing in Sharing preferences."
I canceled since I wasn't sure what this meant, but it sounds like this would allow me to use the external drive the same way I use the internal drive.
01-25-2009, 10:22 AM #2
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You can store files and run applications from the external drive, its just a drive
That publish folder setting is if you want other computers on your network to have access to that driveMember of the Month September 2008 & August 2012 | Found advice useful? – use the rep system
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