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External USB-2 hard drive won't stay shared. . .

by Coryphaeus / September 21, 2007 9:57 PM PDT

My home network consists of four XP Pro PCs. File and printer sharing set up, everything works perfectly. To make backing up easier I connected a USB-2 external HD to my main PC and set it for sharing. Was going to drag and drop what I wanted to save to a folder for each PC. Worked great. Until I powered it off. Now it's not shared anymore.

No big deal, just wondering why it won't stay shared.

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I know, I know. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 21, 2007 9:59 PM PDT

Don't turn it off.

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Never mind. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 22, 2007 12:45 AM PDT

I connected it to my Linksys WRT350N router (has a USB-2 port for this purpose) and enabled storage.


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