Cannot access WHS
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Author:  gallen1119 [ Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Cannot access WHS

So my WHS machine (an HP MediaSmart EX495) has been sitting idle in the basement for a while, but I decided I want to revive it. Mainly I want to retrieve a bunch of old digital photos. Our house is largely Mac based, except for my son's gaming rig. I went to System Prefs on my MBP, where I used to access the WHS. I click the HP icon but get an error saying that, "System Prefs must quit and reopen."

I can quit and reopen several times but this continues to happen. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the HP Mediasmart client. Still cant access. Any ideas...

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Author:  Cliff [ Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cannot access WHS

If the files you want to access are in a time machine backup hosted on the server, then you are pretty much hosed. The kext HP wrote to support that feature with WHS ceased to function starting with OS X 10.7 and since HP discontinued the MediaSmart Server they have not updated their software to work with later OS X releases.

If the files are just stored on one of the server drives then just mount it as a SMB share and copy them off to a local drive. Don't worry about running the preferences applet as it exists solely for time machine support.

Author:  dufferdan [ Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cannot access WHS

Want to sell the ex495?

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