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    How to connect OSX iMac to Windows 7 Laptop
    I'm trying to copy over video files from my iMac (Snow Leopard) to a Windows 7 laptop. I've Samba file sharing turned on. However, I still can't get the two computers to network.

    Can someone please help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvine View Post
    I'm trying to copy over video files from my iMac (Snow Leopard) to a Windows 7 laptop. I've Samba file sharing turned on. However, I still can't get the two computers to network.

    Can someone please help?
    Can you elaborate on what "I still can't get the two computers to network" means? Any error message? How have you gone about connecting? Are you being prompted for credentials? Can you ping the host machine?
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    I've been trying to connect directly using an Ethernet cable. When I click on Network on my Mac the laptop doesn't show up. When I click on network in the laptop I can see the Mac but it says "Windows cannot access \\imac-obb073".

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    Any security software running on the Windows machine? Do you have file sharing turned on and an exception setup on the Windows machine?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Here's an article to take a look at:

    File Sharing With Snow Leopard - Sharing OS X 10.6 Files With Windows 7

    Additionally, I'm not sure whether you can use a plain Ethernet cable (you may need a crossover cable) between the two machines depending on the NIC the PC is using. I take it you don't have a router?
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    I do have a router. I connected the two using that but they couldn't see each other.

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    Windows is saying that the pc is properly configured but the iMac is not responding.

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    Seems to be working now cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvine View Post
    Seems to be working now cheers.
    Is it working while you're connected to the router?
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    What version of W7 are you using? I had the home version and the kid's computer could not connect to the W2000 server I have. Upgrading to Professional made connections a breeze. Not sure though about connecting to a Mac. Mac does not "exist" from an XP box I know.

    I would bet you have a better chance of sharing on the W7 box and having the Mac connect to the W7 machine.

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