I have an external USB drive mounted on my Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" box. I want to share a folder on this volume to another OS X computer over LAN. How is it possbile? If I simply enable the built-in File Sharing service and share the directory (using the AFP protocol), it won't be accessible on the other computer.
I googled a bit and I found this answer in the thread Sharing external USB drive over network in The macosxhints Forums:
You can try changing the connect to server address from something like
and see if that helps. I would test here but do all of my sharing via OSXServer instead of OSX.
Actually if you enable sharing with SMB protocol, you can go to Finder's Go >> "Connect to server" and use smb://YourMacName. This way the shared drive will appear in the list. Sorry but I don't know how to use AFP protocol.
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protected by studiohack♦ Apr 27 '11 at 1:07
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