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.

Windows Shares cannot be seen??

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Josh_MacMan's Avatar
Member Since: May 13, 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 181
Josh_MacMan will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 27" iMac, iPhone 5, Apple TV

Josh_MacMan is offline
I have my MBP and a windows machine hooked up through a router. I have shared folder on the PC which I access with my MBP. It's been this way for about 6 months, now when I click on "Network" it doesnt do anything at all and I cannot view anything. My windows PC hasnt changed at all, in fact, every machine on the network (All other PC's) can see eachother and share files without any issues. However my mac for some reason cannot see anything now. Anyone know what might be the problem with my MBP?

Once you go Mac, you'll never go back.
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Apr 07, 2007
Posts: 91
Ramacher is on a distinguished road

Ramacher is offline
Ok, i wouldn't call myself a newb but i'm a new switcher but i had a similar problem (couldn't see shared computers/folders on my network with windows pc's).

I expect props if i get this right

Go to system preferences, under Internet & Networking click on sharing. Under "Services" enable "Windows Sharing" Hope that works.
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: May 27, 2006
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 445
karudzo has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 17" 2.6GHz 4GB RAM

karudzo is offline
More than likely, your windows machine obtained a new IP address via DHCP (providing you're using that) from the router and the Mac is looking for the old address. Try doing: ipconfig from a DOS command line on the PC and write down the IP address. Then map to the PC via IP address- it'll likely go through. I do that this way:


where x=IP 3rd and 4th octets and name=your shared folder name.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Is my new Airport defective? | Problem copying files that have a / in them over to Airdisk. »
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 Starter
Last Post
Yet another switcher story djmitch Switcher Hangout 31 06-30-2010 11:07 PM
the big virus question... jpfritz OS X - Operating System 10 09-23-2009 10:02 AM
Genuine windows key purchase? richardcanham Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 4 04-08-2007 06:23 PM
Parallels - can't copy from Windows XP virtual machine and paste to Mac Pro ithacalaw Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 5 10-22-2006 09:14 PM
Windows XP on my mac natey Switcher Hangout 5 03-14-2004 01:00 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

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?