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How do you access an external drive mounted on a Mac from Windows?

How do you access an external drive mounted on a Mac from Windows?

On My Mac Mini (Tiger), I've enabled personal file sharing and windows sharing. From Windows 7, I am able to connect to the Mini just fine and I can manipulate the files. However, I also have an attached storage device (WD My Book) attached to the Mac Mini that I cannot figure out how to get at. The drive icon sits on my Mini's Desktop, so I figured I would navigate to the desktop folder from Windows...but I don't see it.

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Guest [Entry]

"This is an aspect of OS X that received massive attention in the move from Tiger to Leopard. And it needed it, badly!

OS X 10.4 Tiger does have full windows file sharing support through SAMBA under the hood, but there is no GUI to it. If you're comfortable on the terminal you can configure any share you like. Here's a link with some details: http://www.playingwithwire.com/2007/03/unleash-the-power-of-samba-under-os-x/

There may be GUIs out there by third parties, but there's no way to do this from the System Preference pane on Tiger. When I used Tiger I looked into finding a GUI and never did find one, I ended up using the terminal to set up my shares.

Bart."
Guest [Entry]

You'll need to be connecting to the Mac as an Admin User for external drives to show up as share points