sharing an external hard drive

  pollpott 19:25 23 Nov 05

I have an external hd containing music files connected to one computer and I want to play them from a second computer linked to the first by an ethernet cable. Can this be done and if so how do I do it?

  ICF 20:10 23 Nov 05

Right click folder you want to share select sharing and security select share this folder on the network.

  pollpott 22:13 23 Nov 05

Thanks ICF,having doe that how do I actually access the hd from the second computer ?

  ICF 18:52 24 Nov 05

Start my network places and add a network place

  pollpott 20:33 24 Nov 05

When I opened my network places the computer added the file I wanted to share as I wtched, amazing, thanks very much for the help ICF.

  ICF 07:13 25 Nov 05

No probs :-)

  €dstowe 08:54 25 Nov 05

If it's an external drive, why not just connect it to whichever computer you want to use it on. Connecting by ethernet or anything similar seems to me to complicate an easy situation.

Or have I misunderstood what you're trying to do?

  ICF 08:15 26 Nov 05

Yes I agree it would be over complicating things if you did not have your computer already connected by ethernet.But he has.

  Mavericke 09:34 26 Nov 05

(1) Plug in the external hard drive
(2) Put the external hard drive on file sharing

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