Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    TheInvsbleMan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 05, 2007
    Location
    Ypsilanti, MI
    Posts
    274
    Specs:
    15" MBP 2.4GHz 4GB, iPod Classic 120GB
    File sharing security.
    I would like to be able to share the files on my Mac with my PC, I have it set up to do so, but how do I set the Mac to only allow certain computers to have access to the files, or set a password to be able to access them?

    Also I noticed my PC can read and write to the HDD in my Mac, is this normal? I though it could read but not write.

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2003
    Location
    Hamilton College
    Posts
    6,999
    Specs:
    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    You should have to put in your username and password on the PC to access the files.

    Computers can read and write to the files over the network but not not if directly connected
    Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System

  3. #3

    TheInvsbleMan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 05, 2007
    Location
    Ypsilanti, MI
    Posts
    274
    Specs:
    15" MBP 2.4GHz 4GB, iPod Classic 120GB
    thats interesting... I don't have to put in any password to access my Mac files from my PC.

    wow thats really cool to know that I can read and write over the network... I didn't know that. Thanks!

  4. #4

    slashjunior's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 08, 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    205
    Specs:
    MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 80GB Hard Drive, 80GB Video iPod (Black)
    If your user account in Mac OS X is password protected then it will ask the Windows machine for a password when it tries to access the Macs home directory. However, if the Windows PC that you are accessing the Mac from is identical to that of your Mac password then it will not bother asking, so make sure your Windows and Mac passwords are different.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Back to my mac - screen sharing is working, but not file sharing
    By chparigi in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-18-2014, 09:23 AM
  2. Security breach or back door in File Sharing?
    By Sam777 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-23-2012, 11:28 AM
  3. File Sharing + Printer Sharing (Changed Network Name and File Sharing Was Lost)
    By killertofu in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-06-2011, 12:46 AM
  4. Problem with File Sharing-Sharing all Folders, Security
    By markwco in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-07-2008, 11:12 PM
  5. Personal Web Sharing / File Sharing ?
    By WhitE_RabbiT in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-29-2004, 04:53 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •