This functionality is particularly useful if you frequently work on a PC and need to copy files occasionally to the Mac in order to backup automatically using Time Machine. This tutorial some of the basic ways to setup sharing between your Mac and a PC. The steps you need to follow are detailed below.
The first thing to do is to create a new user account on your Mac that will be used for sharing only i.
This is the account that your PC will use when it connects to the Mac. A new drop-down window appears with various fields that you need to complete. In the New Account field, select the drop-down menu and choose Sharing Only. For example, suppose you normally login to Windows as pc-admin , then the new account name on the Mac should also be called pc-admin. The next stage is to enable and configure sharing on the Mac, which is normally turned off by default.
Tick the checkbox labelled File Sharing. Next, hit OK to continue. By default, normally only your public folder is shared with read-only permissions. The Sharing window should now look like shown below. Next, you need to assign the new sharing-only user with the appropriate file permissions in order to be able to read and write to the shared folder.
It should clearly be shown as shared, and the permissions at the bottom should indicate which users have access to it. Open the folders as normal by double-clicking, after which you can drag and drop files and other folders onto your Mac. Here, you can add the appropriate permissions for your main Mac account, and apply those permission to all sub-folders and files. Alternatively, if you set your main PC login and user name to be exactly the same as your main Mac account, there may not be any permissions issues.
Oh, the joys of sharing files!!! Sharing folders on your PC with a Mac is just as easy as in the previous examples. This section explains what you need to do on your PC and Mac. Note that this applies Windows 7 only , but the process is fairly similar for other versions of Windows. Open Windows Explorer and click on the folder or drive that you want to share. Both methods eventually brings you to the same screen.
Make sure the Share this folder checkbox is ticked. Next, hit the Permissions button. Another window appears prompting you to select which volume to mount from the list. Choose the desired destination and hit OK. Simply double-click the folder to open and start using it as normal! An alternative method to connect to your PC is to open the Network folder on your Mac. You should then see a list of all shared machines on your local network.
As shown below, my PC pops up on the list as expected.
Cheeky Apple! If one does not work, try the other. In all cases I have tried, when you use the explicit syntax wherever access to a Network drive is required, it should work. All the above works from Mac OS The crazy thing is that I cannot even ping the smb I can ping the Mac but I cannot connect to it. I use it all the time. I have Mavericks My Macbook pro could see the shared device but not connect. I tried RDC 2. What should I do? On Mac OS Mavericks is just focking broken. This is a great tip! I remembered having some difficulties with SL to Vista.
But Mavericks and Windows works awesome and flawless! But for any receiver who is in the world of Apple, this is a great way to bulk send a […].
You can easily share files between your Mac and a Windows PC on the same network. Here's how. File sharing between a Windows 10 PC and a Mac (running Mac OS X or macOS) is more complex than you'd imagine. Here we show you how to share files between two networked computers - a Mac and a Windows 10 PC. How do I send files from my Windows 10 PC to my Mac over a network?.
I hope this helps. I have been having a nightmare trying to link my Lion OSX Like Marshal, I am facing the same problem and not found any solution. I am using same login name on both machines. Able to see the shared folders on the Windows machine but not able to go into them. From Windows, I am able to read the shared Mac folders and even write to them. It is visible but not accessible.
I have been using this method for many years, most recently with a new It was working in December. Now, however, perhaps after the Microsoft security update yesterday, it does not work from Vista, XP or 7.
I have tried Panther, Leopard and Lion and server and I hit a problem with all regarding file permissions. Any clues of how to solve — I have searched the internet for an answer. Having the same problem as Chuck. Large files or large amount of smaller files trying to copy to a Windows share and get the same error. Grab some large files and copy to that Windows folder. Hope you could help me. Works fine between Lion and XP — watch the switch from forward to backward slashes though when entering the IP address. Yeah but be warned!!!! Lion On the Windows side, I highly recommend mapping a network drive so that you can access the Mac without having to reenter the IP and credentials on each connection.
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