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Hello,

I have an mac mini and have an external harddrive and like to know an easy way to share it threw with my pc on my network place. i can only see what my pc is sharing on the thing with my mac. but not the other way arround. im new to mac having trouble with it...

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Two things,...

Turn on Windows File Sharing in the System Preferences > Sharing Pane

Download SharePoints to share a specific folder other than your home folder. Macs will only share their home folders out with out tweeking it with SharePoints.
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Any advice on how to access your Mac from a Windows PC, as it asks for a USername and Password, and I've tried all the possible Username and Passwords it could be but still nothing.

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nameofmac\username
password

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nameofpc\username
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Windows and Mac look in certain places for a user list to authenticate. Providing the computer/domain name before the username tells the computer where the user is. If you have a windows share with a a pc name of dell and a username of joe, the username to the mac is dell\joe. The big pain for mac's is the default computer names are ridiculous. On the PC side to access a mac share, (unless you've renamed you mac) it would be something like joe-smiths-computer\joe

I can't remember now but you might need to try / or \ between macname and username. pc's like \ not sure if it's the other way around for macs.
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Thanks for that...That sorted out my singing into Mac Problem.

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