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zeroz52 03-31-2007 06:54 PM

Setting Up A Network to Share Files Between OS X and XP
 
Important: You MUST have a password setup for your Windows user account to be able to access your shared files or drive/s from OS X

Getting Your Windows Machine Ready to Share

Obtain you Windows machine's IP Address.
Method 1:
Click Start -> Click Control Panel -> Click Network and Internet Connections -> Click Network Connections -> Right Click Local Area Connection -> Select Status -> Click the Support Tab
You should see something similar to the following

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Method 2
Click Start > Click Run -> Type CMD -> Type ipconfig
You should see something similar to the following

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Setting Up A Network

Click Start -> My Network Places -> under Network Tasks click Set up a home or small office network, this will start the Network Setup Wizard -> click Next twice -> select your appropriate connection method -> Enter in a computer description (example WinXP) and a computer name (example SCOTTWIN) Click Next -> Enter a workgroup name (example SCOTTS) click next -> Select turn on file and printer sharing. Follow the rest of the prompts if any and then move on to the next step.

More Help if you need it:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true
http://www.geekgirls.com/windowsxp_home_network.htm


Selecting File/s or Drive/s to Share
Navigate to the file or drive you want to share -> Right Click on it -> Select Sharing and Security -> Select the Check Box for Share this folder on the network -> Give it a name (example Win) -> Repeat for other folders or drives.

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Firewall Setup
This Step Is Very Important, You Can Do Everything Else Perfect, Skip This Step and End Up Being Very Frustrated
My firewall, ZoneAlarm, was the reason that I kept getting a code 36, so make sure you configure your firewall, allowing access from your Mac's IP address.
I only had to navigate to the "truste Zones" and add my IP.



Setting Up Your Mac

Step 1 Finding Your Macs IP Address
Go to About This Mac from the Finder Menu

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Select More Info

Select Network and Locate your Macs IP Address from the info

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Step 2
Got to Applications -> Utilities Folder -> Click on Directory Access

-> Click on the Padlock in the lower left corner of the screen and type your password when prompted -> Click the Check Box next to SMB/CIFS -> Then click on the Configure Button -> Type in the name of the workgroup that you created in the Windows Network wizard (example was SCOTTS though its Z52 in the pic)

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Step 3
Go to System Preferences -> Click on Sharing

Click the padlock in the lower left and enter your password when prompted -> Click the Check Box next to Windows Sharing [B->[/B]

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Next click the Accounts button -> Click the check boxes for the accounts that you want to allow sharing with.


Step 4
Connecting To Your Windows Machine from OS X

From the Finder menu Click Go -> Select Connect To Server

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Type in the your Windows Machines IP Address

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A window will pop up requesting the -> Workgroup name (example SCOTTS) -> user name (type in your Windows account name) -> Password (your Windows account password)
Select the File Name or Drive Name you setup on Windows to share and Hit OK

An Icon should now appear on your desktop and a window will open showing the contents of your shared Windows folder, similar to this:

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That should be it. Hopefully this will help out some new Mac users like myself.
If I missed something let me know.

zeroz52 04-05-2007 06:50 PM

Bump for my first attempt at a tutorial for OS X. :oneye:

bobtomay 04-05-2007 08:59 PM

nice zeroz52, I definfitely missed seeing it
should be a help to some

Keavon 08-13-2009 02:58 PM

What if you have XP and Leopard? There is no such think is Directory Access! What should I do now...? Thanks for the guide though!


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