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    Sharing an External HD on your Network
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    Sharing an External HD on your Network
    Is this possible? if so how?

    i wanted to make my western digital mybook accessible over my network. My windows PC would be accessing it most often on my network

    Is this possible? if so How?

    BTW my macbook is connected wirelessly to my main windows PC. The Windows PC has a BT Home Hub.

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    Sharing an External HD on your Network
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    I use a free application called SharePoints to share my drive. It works great.

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    Sharing an External HD on your Network

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    You can set up Windows sharing from the Sharing pane of System Preferences. You'll connect remotely from your Windows box using your Mac login information. From there you can select which volume to access.

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    Sharing an External HD on your Network
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    Quote Originally Posted by djames42 View Post
    You can set up Windows sharing from the Sharing pane of System Preferences. You'll connect remotely from your Windows box using your Mac login information. From there you can select which volume to access.
    I've already got windows sharing, but that only allows me to share user accounts. how do i share volumes, there is no option for this...

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    Sharing an External HD on your Network

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    As slashjunior said -- SharePoints. Free and works perfectly. My PC husband regularly shares my mac files from an external using this app.

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