Sharing a Windows 7 PC disk with the Mac using a “home network”

On the Win-7:

  • Click on the network icon on the rhs of the lower bar, and choose “Open Network and Sharing Center”
  • make sure your network is of type “domestic network” (if not, you can change it)
  • click on Modify advanced sharing setting
  • Scroll down to “Password protected sharing” and disable it
  • open a cmd shell, and type ipconfig
  • look at the ip address of your network

On the Mac:

  • in the finder, press command-k
  • type smb://yourname@youraddress where yourname is the username on the PC and youraddress is either the above-found ip address, or the name of your PC (the first option is more likely to succed).



Posted in Admin, Win on Mac

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