I already have a wi-fi network, can I use the Time Capsule as storage alone?
We just purchased a new router, so I do not need wi-fi ... I do however need extra space for dvds that I have loaded on my mac. Am I able to use the Time Capsule for storage? will my apple tv be able to play my movies?
- Asked by fn from Pewaukee
AirPort Time Capsule (2013)
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With the Sierra update in december 2016 Apple destroyed all possibilities of using Time Capsule for storage as a file sever in a network. I had four long calls with Apple Care and was finally connected to the senior level. They informed me that Apple has never supported the use of Time Capsule as a file server.
In the 10.12.2 version of Sierra the system no longer recognizes in which program a file has been created. There is no way to open a document while it is stored on the drive of the Time Capsule. Apple Care's recommendation was to move every file that I wanted to open to my desktop. They apparently never have tried to produce anything in a network environment where files are linked to other sources in the same location – Time Capsule.
I solved the problem by restoring 10.12.1, and can continue working normally. Apple Care says that some update in the future will most likely solve the problem that they have created for Apple customers. No promises about when.
- Answered by Mark O