Sharing a folder on a portable USB HardDisk across the network?

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Dave F., Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Dave F.

    Dave F. Guest

    I work in a fairly large company with XP SP2 installed on our
    workstations. Not sure of the server except it's MS.

    I have a portable hard disk on the F: drive.
    I want to share a folder on it called Moonbase
    I turn on the 'Share this Folder' & accepted the defaults

    The path to it is:

    It doesn't mention the F:

    Is it possible to do this?

    Sharing a folder on my C: drive works fine.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Hope you can help

    Dave F.
    Dave F., Feb 8, 2008
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  2. Nor would it. BTH-XXX is your computer name - you're sharing something from
    your computer. the fact that it's an external USB drive doesn't matter.
    Yes, it's possible. Whether it's wise or not is something else. :)
    This is no different.
    You haven't said anything's wrong yet at all. From another computer, try to
    go to \\Bth-xxxx\MoonBase and see what happens.

    I do suggest you get your IT folks involved - they may not wish you to do
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Feb 9, 2008
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