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i was wondering if it is possible to share the external fire wire hard drive i have plugged into my mac mini with other macs on the network. I can see the internal HD and a cd that i have in the drive, but the external hard drive does not show up. i wasn't sure if i had some setting not set correctly or something of the sorts....
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Leopard or Tiger?

Leopard - Get Info on the drive and click Share Folder, then supply the appropriate permissions, or,...Add folders in the Sharing system preference pane under file sharing.

Tiger - Get Sharepoints
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i am running leopard and i did add the folders in the sharing system preference in file sharing. does it make a difference that the drive is fat32 and not the mac format of hfs+
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answered my own question.....i reformatted the drive to hfs+ and i am able to share it across the net work to my other macs
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You can use Sharepoints to share a fat32 drive via SMB
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