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Old 03-05-2012, 06:52 AM   #1
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Sharing network drive: Not able to modified External HDD with FAT32 Partition

Dear friends,

I am facing a problem with my External HDD formatted in FAT32 file system.
I have an external HDD that is formatted in FAT32 file system and I want to share this drive on my network so that my other MAC user can access this external drive.

I have two MAC mini with OSX 10.6 and 10.7.3 and one MAC Book pro with 10.7.3. All are on same network able to see each other share Drives. But they are only able to access the Public folders of all the users and Internal HDD of all the MAC books. They are also able to see shared external HDD but no one is able to open that external drive over network. Only the MAC book with external drive is directly connected is able to open it and make file and folder in that.

I have also noticed one issue with this external HDD whenever I try to share this drive via file sharing option its user permission is not highlighted.

Could anyone help on this matter how could I access this drive from other MAC book.

Please revert on my post if any have any suggestion on my problem.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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Yea, that's a drag. Non-HFS volumes are not writable as network shares or something like that. There seems to be a solution over at...

Let us know how it works!

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Old 03-08-2012, 11:47 PM   #3
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Hi Thomos,

First of all thanks alot for your reply.

But this solution I have already tried with this solution I am only able to see My Non HFS+ partition over network. But still not able to open this drive over the network.

Do you know any other workaround about this problem.


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