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Old 02-03-2009
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How To Network : Mac OS with Windows XP?

Hi there!
I have recently installed Mac OS on my computer [intel version]. And i already have another computer with Windows XP. Now i want to share Files on both the computer to save disk and not making redundant copies of the Multimedia files like music, images and videos. Can i make my XP to talk to Mac and vice-versa?
Help guys!
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Re: How To Network : Mac OS with Windows XP?

Hey!
Its easy to share files for Windows XP. Right-click on the folder you want to share of Windows XP click on sharing and security option. Click on share this folder. Now in the share name field make sure you give only one name like : "mycomputer" or "windows" and not multiword names to avoid any issues.
  • Now Access this folder from Mac.
  • Click on desktop so that finder is the active application.
  • Now from the Finder menu go to "Go>Connect To Server"
  • Now in the server address type "smb://computername/windows"
  • Replace 'computername with your computer name of windows and 'windows' to the folder name that you have shared.
  • If asked for username and password type the username and password that you use to login to windows.

This was all i was able to configure. You will need someone to help you out to share from Mac and access it on Windows.
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Re: How To Network : Mac OS with Windows XP?

Hey!
Thanks shen, i'm able to share my windows files on Mac but after trying i'm not able to share my Mac data on Windows. Anyways someone will soon help me! Until then i'll keep all my files on Windows, so that i can use it on both the computers! Thanks once again!
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Re: How To Network : Mac OS with Windows XP?

Hey there!
Try this out, may help you :
  • Click on Applications > System Preferences.
  • Now go to Internet & Network>Sharing.
  • Now check the "Windows Sharing" checkbox.
  • The service will automatically start.
  • If in case it doesn't start by itself, Click on Start button.
  • Now Reboot both the computers.
  • Done

Now from the Windows PC do the following :
  • Go to Start>Run.
  • Type "\\ip-address-of-mac\share\"
  • Replace 'share' with the short user name that you use to login to your mac.
  • You can map this share if you want...!
  • Done
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