Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:06 AM
short answer is to share the root of the drive(external), and "map" the drive to each node you want to give acces to.
technically BTW, you really shouldn't (for security purposes) share the root of a drive, but as long as you understand the risks, i do it.
now Q&A time,
what OS do you use on eachof your computers?
which one is the maxtor connected to?
do you use a router/switch/or P2P networking.(2 computers connected together)?
OS sharing differs slightly with each version, in win98, you have to "enable file and printer sharing" whereas in xp, it is mostly automated, you also have to be on the same "workgroup".
post reply back, someone will help you if i cant get back in a timely fashion.