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I have a Mac Mini(OS X 10.8.4) and two Windows 8 PC's on my home networking system. The PC's do not recognize Mac on the Network, however the Mac lists both PC's. Even though Mac lists the PC's, it is unable to connect them to Network System. I have went over the Network setup many times without success. I would appreciate your expertise and help. No problem with internet connection.

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Make sure you have file sharing enabled on both the Mac and the PCs. I'd suggest file sharing without user/password required to start with

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Thanks for your reply. Sharing is turned on,still not working.
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OK.

Can the PCs exchange files OK?

Are you using the Windows firewall or a third party one?

Are the shares on the Windows PCs setup with user 'everyone' with read permissions?

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Windows doesn't make this easy, but I found two pretty good references.

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Share Files from Mac OS X to Windows PCs Easily

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How do I share files between Macs and PCs over a network? Files & Sharing Mac Tech Ease

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