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How to Re-create a Macintosh Volume

Article ID: 172431

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

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This article describes how to re-create a Macintosh volume on a computer running Windows NT Server version 3.51 or 4.0. You may want to recreate a Macintosh share if you need to change the name of the share or if you are experiencing problems with the volume.


To re-create a Macintosh volume, you need to first remove the volume:

NOTE: Removing the Macintosh volume will not remove any previously established permissions, however, if different permissions are chosen during the creation of the volume, the existing permissions may be replaced.

  1. In Windows NT 3.51, start File Manager.

In Windows NT 4.0, on the Start menu, click Run. Type WINFILE, and then click OK.

  1. Click Remove Volumes from the MacFile menu.
  2. Select the volume you want to remove, and then click OK.

The next step is to re-create the Macintosh volume:

  1. In File Manager, select Create Volume from the MacFile menu.
  2. Type the new or old volume name, depending on which you prefer to use.
  3. Assign permissions as needed and select the appropriate Volume Security and User Limit.
  4. Click OK.

The Macintosh volume has been re-created and Macintosh clients should now have access to it.

For information on trouble-shooting Macintosh volume creation problems, please see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

147909 Troubleshooting MacVolume Creation Errors

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