Windows host: no share drives on Mac desktop

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Windows host: no share drives on Mac desktop

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I have enabled "Enable My Computer icon on your Mac desktop (external file system)" but I don't see any icon on my Mac desktop. Is there something else I need to do?

I'm running Mac OS 7. Here is my config:

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disk macos7hdd.dsk
extfs 
screen win/800/600
seriala COM1
serialb COM2
udptunnel false
udpport 6066
rom Mac OS ROM
bootdrive 0
bootdriver 0
ramsize 67108864
frameskip 0
modelid 5
cpu 4
fpu true
nocdrom true
nosound false
noclipconversion false
nogui false
jit true
jitfpu true
jitdebug false
jitcachesize 8192
jitlazyflush true
jitinline true
keyboardtype 5
keycodes false
mousewheelmode 1
mousewheellines 3
ignoresegv true
idlewait true
enableextfs true
debugextfs false
extdrives C
pollmedia true
etherpermanentaddress true
ethermulticastmode 0
routerenabled false
ftp_port_list 21
portfile0 C:\B2TEMP0.OUT
portfile1 C:\B2TEMP1.OUT
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Re: Windows host: no share drives on Mac desktop

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http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/helper-extensions-bii

You're missing the File System Manager extension required to use the My Computer feature. You can download and install it from the link above, along with other useful extensions.
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Re: Windows host: no share drives on Mac desktop

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It worked! :D

However it leaves .finf directories wherever I browse so created a virtual drive out of a folder in Windows by typing this in cmd:

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subst x: c:\temp
So now when you browse drive X: it's only limited on the folder C:\TEMP.

The website says it'll work ystem 7.0 through 7.1.2. What about 7.1.2+, 8, and 9?
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Re: Windows host: no share drives on Mac desktop

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It is provided with later system versions, eventually as part the System itself.

BasiliskII is a 68k Mac emulator and as such will only run up to MacOS 8.1.
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Re: Windows host: no share drives on Mac desktop

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Ronald P. Regensburg wrote:It is provided with later system versions, eventually as part the System itself.
You mean it's part of the default installation of System? That's awesome!
BasiliskII is a 68k Mac emulator and as such will only run up to MacOS 8.1.
Oh yeah! After 8.1 it'll be a problem I'll need to solve on SheepShaver. I haven't researched nor run SS yet.
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swapjim wrote:You mean it's part of the default installation of System?
At some point it is not a separate extension anymore. The functionality is then built-in in the "System" file itself.
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It got rolled in to System 7.5.2 IIRC. For the various iterations of 7.5.0 and 7.5.1, it was included as an extension.

Note that the extension isn't designed to provide host file system access to the guest OS; that's just where BII and SheepShaver patch the OS to provide the service. Without the extension present, BII has nothing to patch, and so can't provide the file access.
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Re: Windows host: no share drives on Mac desktop

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This is getting too technical for me, for now. I'll return and advice this post in the future.

Thanks, everyone, for your time and responses!
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