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Haed driv on network

by Catsman / November 21, 2013 2:48 AM PST

I would like to place all my docs/music/videos on my external and have it accessible through my home network so I can access my docs etc with other pcs on the hetwork.

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Remember that you want to have that be a COPY!!!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2013 2:54 AM PST
In reply to: Haed driv on network

Given the possible issues I think you mean you want a shared place for a COPY rather than a place for your files to go to die.

I've lost count of folk that reduce their copies to one place and one drive and then come to the forums to ask how to get it all back. Don't repeat their lessons.

OK, for me it was a simple matter to put some USB HDD on my WNR3800 router. That was about 60 bucks and I was done.

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Give careful consideration to Bob's advice.
by wpgwpg / November 21, 2013 3:02 AM PST
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Bob's advice is sage, ignore it at your own peril. Hard drives can and do fail at unpredictable times. Now assuming you've done that, all you have to do is to (1) Run the Network & Sharing aplet in the Control Panel, then (2) right-click the folder you want shared, and mark it shared. I could be a bit more specific had you not ignored the instructions to provide the version of Windows you're running. My dog broke my crystal ball. Sad

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Hard drive on the network.
by Catsman / November 21, 2013 3:25 PM PST

Thank you for the advice and instructions, I appreciate it. My apologies, I didn't purposely ignore the request of my operating system (WIN7) just missed it.

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