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    File Sharing Problems
    Ok guys, I'm new to the site, and I'm new to macs. So please have mercy.

    (For the record I have searched for days, and can't get help on this issue)

    I'm am try to share files from my windows XP desktop computer, to my macbook pro os 10.4, through a linksys wireless network. My notebook is currently connected to the network, meaning I can access the Internet. I try to activate the file sharing on my mac, and it asks me for a password. I have no idea what the password is. What is this "password?" Its not the common password that is set for security reasons on the mac.

    I don't understand why it's asking me for a password when I'm already on the network!?? Its not this hard to share between pc's.

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    Sorry, I'm pretty sure it's 10.5

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    somebody please?

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    what does it ask for, your keychain password or user password?
    Mac is like a car, keep clean and up to date and it will give you many hours of good driving

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    or is it the username and password on your desktop PC?
    Mac is like a car, keep clean and up to date and it will give you many hours of good driving

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    It says "Enter Your username and password to access file server________"

    My name is in the username section and the password section is blank.
    My computer password doesn't work, and i've tried leaving it blank.

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    use the desktop pc username and password for your network, check on the desktop network settings
    Mac is like a car, keep clean and up to date and it will give you many hours of good driving

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    There is no password for the pc, when the logon screen comes on you just press enter and the comp starts up.

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    The PC login def does not work.

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    its not that login, its the one you use for your sharing network settings
    Mac is like a car, keep clean and up to date and it will give you many hours of good driving

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    Is the name the username on your Mac?

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    I fixed it. The network sharing on the PC was not enabled. Thanks for your help.

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