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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?

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or is it the username and password on your desktop PC?

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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

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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

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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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