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Time capsule finding plugged in usb drive

1222 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 28, 2013 2:25 PM by Demonlawyer RSS
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Jun 28, 2013 1:39 PM

I've got a new time capsule and have plugged in a USB drive into the USB slot. It's the drive I used to use as a time machine and external drive, which I now wish to use just as a wireless external drive. It is a partitioned drive with Mac OS journaled on two of three partitions (the old time machine, the external drive) and the last partition was used as an external drive for Windows files.


I've gone into Airport Utility and under the Disks tab I have ticked 'share disks over WAN' box. I can see all three partitions in the box above but they don't appear in Finder. I am able to back up my existing Aperture vault wirelessly, so I know it's connected and working, but I can't access them it directly in Finder. Any ideas?

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,595 points)
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    Jun 28, 2013 1:40 PM (in response to Demonlawyer)

    Use the Connect to Server command in the Finder's Go menu, and check the settings in the General and Sidebar tabs of the Finder's preferences. You may also need to connect the drive through a powered USB hub.



  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,595 points)
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    Jun 28, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to Demonlawyer)

    1. The Time Capsule can't read or share USB drives or partitions which are formatted as exFAT or NTFS.

    2. No. The Disk Utility won't list network drives in the sidebar; they need to be connected to a computer to be repaired, erased, or repartitioned.




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