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  1. #1

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    Feb 20, 2007
    Connecting to another drive via another computer...
    Is there a way possible for me to connect to a firewire/usb drive on one computer, from another computer? Any information would help...

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    novicew's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2006
    Hamburg, Germany
    MacBook Pro | iMac(2.1 G5) | MacBook(2.16 C2D) | MacMini (1.67 CD) | iPhone 4 | iPad (3rd Gen)
    Yes. I do it all the time.

    In my case I have connected an external HDD to my MacMini and keep my big files there. Whenever I need to access them from the iMac I would connect to the Mini (It should display in Finder > Network once you unable sharing) as an Admin.

    Important: To access the individual files make sure to give the correct permissions)

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    Member Since
    Feb 20, 2007
    I can't connect to the drive via my powerbook... Is there something I need to have turned on? I can connect and get files from the main drive inside the computer, but not to any that are connected via firewire/usb...

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    bucs79's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 01, 2007
    20" iMac G5, 17" iMac Intel CoreDuo
    I've got the same problem.......

    First, what I suspect is the correct answer to your question.

    Yes you can connect to the external drive connected to mac 1 over the network from mac 2 but you have to log into mac 1 via an administrators account.

    ALSO, I highly suspect that the hard drive needs to be formated in Mac OS extended. I have had success accessing one of my external drives this way and am pretty sure I accessed a second succesfully in the past (both these were formatted in Mac OS extended). However, I have had nothing but frustration accessing the two others. The two I can't access are both FAT32 format.

    Here's a question to whoever else is out there. I want to have a hard drive connected to Mac 1 which is natively readable by PCs AND which I can connect to over the network.

    Does anybody have any idea how to do this?

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