I am not sure where to go from here. Please help! If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. In reply to: I hope others will be able to provide more, but in the meantime, have a look at the step-by-step guidance given here; http: Link and comment.
The guest operating system determines how shared folders appear. Add a Shared Folder. He has experience in network administration for banks, churches, law firms, and a number of other small businesses. Ernesto says: You see the MAC and the shared folders but you can't read or write on it Ensure you have set the guest account to access shared folders. So what's next?
Mark, That link worked like a charm. Now I can access all of my shared Mac folders on my PC. Now the question is, how do I get that to work from my PC to my Mac?
Any ideas? Thanks again, you are such a great help! Thank you! I didn't expect it to be that easy! But still not able to share files from Vista to Mac? What I noticed about the guidance in the link I gave you was page 9; "You have now configured your Mac to share folders or user accounts using SMB, the file sharing protocol used by Windows, Linux, and Unix computers.
You are now ready to access your shared files from your Vista computer". That page goes on to detail what you have to. Are you saying that this procedure failed?
If so I would first check back through all the pages to make sure you followed each step correctly. With such an extensive set of help it is easy to miss steps. Good luck.
Mark, Yup, the mapping worked just fine. From my PC I mapped all of my Mac shared folders. I'm wondering if there is a way to make the file sharing multidirectional. I'm totally new to Mac so I'm probably missing something, but I've come too far to give up now. Sorry for the delay in responding.
Browse to your newly created folder and click Add. Now we need to enable SMB for easier file sharing for Windows computers. You might be prompted for your password. Close this window when you're done. You can set specific permissions for the folders and for each specific user, but it's probably easier in a home environment to give the Everyone group read and write access.
Now your Mac should be configured for file sharing. So what's next? In the address bar type the path to your Mac file share but instead of using afp: For example, my address is afp: Now you can access the shared folders on your Mac. So how do you access the shared folders on your PC from the Mac? In this example I'm using Leopard but the steps should be fairly similar for earlier versions; both operating systems use SMB for file sharing. From the Go menu click Connect to Server.
Now we need to refer back to the notes we made when creating the Windows file share. We need to use the path for the share we created earlier or to another shared folder you want to access. For this example the server address is smb: Enter the path to your shared folder and click Connect. Now you have successfully connected to your Windows file share from your Mac!
You can purchase a network storage device or NAS and set it up on your network for file sharing. Most of these devices are formatted in FAT32 straight out of the box.
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Dec 10, File sharing between a Mac running OS X Leopard and Windows Vista is fairly easy. This step-by-step guide will take you through the. Dec 31, In 'File Sharing With OS X Share Mac Files with Windows Vista' we will take you through the entire process of configuring your Mac to.