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I have an external hard drive connected to my Airport Extreme. I keep my photo and music files on it and can access them from both a Mac and a Windows XP machine.

For some reason I can't find, much less connect to, it on my Ubuntu 10.10 machine. I can see my router in the "network" folder but can't seem to find and connect to the shared drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am somewhat of a novice with Ubuntu and networking.


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closed as too localized by James, Bruno Pereira, Marco Ceppi Dec 5 '11 at 17:25

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This question is abandoned - if you feel this is in error, then please flag explaining why and the moderators will re-open it. – James Dec 5 '11 at 17:01
This question makes sense, I am a linux user and cannot connect to airport extreme attached hdd. Please reopen it. – Kajal Sinha Jul 17 '14 at 12:13
@KajalSinha - the user is long gone. Please create your own question which you can maintain yourself. – fossfreedom Jul 17 '14 at 13:14

I'm fairly sure it has something to do with permissions. For me, the solution was to open AirPort Utility on my Mac, go to Disks->File Sharing, and set "AirPort Disks Guest Access" to "Read and write". Once I did that, the drives connected to my AirPort Extreme showed up in the Network browser from Ubuntu.

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