New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Accessing Files on my windows machine


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
CacheUK
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Hey, I just bought myself a shiny new macbook and have got it completely set up apart from the fact that i need to be able to access my files over my network.

Using Finder i have managed to connect to the windows computer and can see all of my files on it, however whenever i try to access use the files or copy them accross to my mac it says i do not have the necessary permissions.

For your information both my mac and windows account have admin privalages and the share settings on the pc allow unlimited access to my files....

Any ideas?!

Thanks in advance
QUOTE Thanks
D3v1L80Y

 
D3v1L80Y's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 12,459
D3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook

D3v1L80Y is offline
If your Windows machine is formatted as NTFS you are not going to be able to share files between the two. The Windows machine would have to be formatted as FAT32.

__________________________________________________
Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.

QUOTE Thanks
Sgt Beavis

 
Sgt Beavis's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posts: 285
Sgt Beavis is a jewel in the roughSgt Beavis is a jewel in the rough

Sgt Beavis is offline
NTFS really shouldn't have anything to do as to whether you can read a windows share or not. It would only matter when it comes to security. The only thing that matters is the SMB connection over TCP/IP. A Linux distro can access any Windows share via SMB by using SAMBA. I don't know what method OSX would use, but since it is Unix based, doesn't it have a SAMBA setup?

You also have several other options. You can share out the files via FTP, SFTP, or SCP. Any one of these will let you copy files to your Apple system.
QUOTE Thanks
mac57

 
mac57's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 29, 2006
Location: St. Somewhere
Posts: 4,560
mac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM

mac57 is offline
Alternately, you can turn on Windows Sharing on the Mac and access the Mac from your PC for the purposes of transferring files. This will work just as well. To turn on Windows Sharing, go to System Preferences, Sharing, and select Windows Sharing. Your PC should now be able to see the Mac over its network connection. Caution - it can take it a minute or more to see the Mac - it is PAINFULLY slow to find the Mac, but once found, it works great.

My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
My iStuff: 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB iPad4, 30GB iPod Video, 16GB iPod Touch
My OS': Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS 9.2.2, openSUSE 10.3
I was on the Mac-Forums honor roll for September 2007
QUOTE Thanks
D3v1L80Y

 
D3v1L80Y's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 12,459
D3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook

D3v1L80Y is offline
Oops... read that wrong, my bad. I thought you were trying to write files from the Mac to the Windows machine :dummy:

:black:

__________________________________________________
Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« VNC versus ? | Connecting two networks. »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Switcher Article in Today's Times studio34 Switcher Hangout 9 08-11-2006 04:10 PM
As I escaped the desert of Windows... johantheolive Switcher Hangout 13 02-02-2006 03:09 PM
sharing files between windows xp and os9 ptrwinn Internet, Networking, and Wireless 1 06-07-2005 06:49 PM
Accessing and adding files to /usr/bin nealkochhar OS X - Development and Darwin 1 01-10-2005 12:01 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?