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Networking External Hard Disk

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September 25, 2011 9:27:56 PM

I have a HP external hard drive and would like to put it on my network so it can be accessed by other computers on the nextwork. Any assistance would be appreciated,
September 25, 2011 9:40:54 PM

Welcome.

3 steps.

1 make sure all computers are on the same workgroup (win xp - rt click my computer > properties > computer name) (win 7 - search "workgroup" from the start orb.)

2 plug in the hd into one of the pc's. in my computer rt click on it and select properties. sharing tab - press share, and set a name.

3 on the other machines, rt click on my computer - map network drive. browse to the first computer and select the share that you created. it will appear under whichever drive letter you choose.
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September 25, 2011 9:58:21 PM

David 617 said:
Welcome.

3 steps.

1 make sure all computers are on the same workgroup (win xp - rt click my computer > properties > computer name) (win 7 - search "workgroup" from the start orb.)

2 plug in the hd into one of the pc's. in my computer rt click on it and select properties. sharing tab - press share, and set a name.

3 on the other machines, rt click on my computer - map network drive. browse to the first computer and select the share that you created. it will appear under whichever drive letter you choose.


Thanks for the reply David;
I do not know if it matters but each of my 3 computers are running different OS's. 1 running Windows Vista, 1 running Windows 7, and 1 running Windows XP. Does it matter which computer I pug the HD into?
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