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    windows sharing problem
    When I try to access my windows pc on my home wireless network using my macbook (leopard) the windows pc is found but it asks for a password.

    I do this via Finder > Go > Connect to server.

    I don't think I have a password for this pc connection. I have tried guessing a few passwords I may have used or connecting leaving the password blank. It does not work.

    I am told the volume of the pc in question could not be mounted.

    When I click on 'network' there is no sign of the other computers on the network.

    I have tried pinging the pc in question and this detects it fine.

    My son's pre-Leopard Macbook accesses the other networked pcs in the house automatically with no problem.

    Any ideas about where I find the password I need or bypass the need for a password?

    Thanks,

    Luke

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    On the Windows machine, you should have at least one account that you use to log into it. If the machine doesn't prompt for a password upon boot up, it's likely that you only have one account. You can glean some more information about this account from the Control Panel => User Accounts. Look at the default account that you use. That will be the username that you use to connect to the machine's shares remotely. If there is no password specified, then you'll just use a blank password.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Thanks Cwa.

    Yes I have two user accounts on the windows pc. Neither have passwords, including my own administrator's account. When I click on the mac connect to the pc after leaving the password blank it tells me that the volume of the pc cannot be mounted.

    What I cant understand is how the pc shows up in the network of the older mac but not the newer one and why connecting with a blank password doesn't work when there is no password. I am guessing there is something about the settings on my mac leopard mac that is casing problems that doesn't on the older mac.

    Any advice welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukemb View Post
    Thanks Cwa.

    Yes I have two user accounts on the windows pc. Neither have passwords, including my own administrator's account. When I click on the mac connect to the pc after leaving the password blank it tells me that the volume of the pc cannot be mounted.

    What I cant understand is how the pc shows up in the network of the older mac but not the newer one and why connecting with a blank password doesn't work when there is no password. I am guessing there is something about the settings on my mac leopard mac that is casing problems that doesn't on the older mac.

    Any advice welcome.
    No clue. I have not experienced this difficulty in Leopard, although I have seen it with Tiger. I would set up a test account on the XP machine, give it a password and try connecting with those credentials.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Creating a user account password didn't work. Amy other ideas about how I can deal with this would be welcome - windows pcs do not appear in mac leopard network windows but do appear in a mac tiger network. Using go > connect to sever detects pc but says volume can't be mounted when I try to connect on blank password.
    Thanks anyone who can help.

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