File Sharing: Sharing additional Hard Drives with XP

October 11 0
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I have a small home network containing a Mac G4, 2 mac laptops, and my step-daughters Windows XP computer. (The macs are all running 10.4.11) Sharing between the macs is no problem. I can access anything I want between those computers. Sharing the PC is no problem. I have shared folders set up on the PC, and can access those files on the Macs. Sharing the Mac files on the PC is a bit more problematic.
Here's the situation: I set up the Mac for Personal File Sharing and for Windows File Sharing. Then on the PC, I go to "My Network Paces" and add a new Network place. So far, so good. I can "see" the Mac G4, as I expected. I add the G4, and it asks for a login and password. Still no problem. I enter my login and password. Here's where the problem comes up. This particular G4 has three internal harddrives, and an external. I can access ALL the drives from the other Macs. But not from the PC, I can ONLY access the "home" folder for the user that I logged in as. No additional drives, not even the entire "main" drive. JUST the home folder.
So what I need to figure out is, how do I access the extra drives from the PC?
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Hi Daniel,
Your issue is most likely ealted to your G4 partitions being in the HTFS format which Windows does not undestand.
Ref: http://guides.macrumors.com/File_systems
That is why it will not work unless you use special software such as:
MacDrive : http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/
Hope this helps,
JM
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