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    Windows sharing with Mac....
    Hi All,

    I've shared one of the NTFS drives (drive D) on WINXP.I want to connect to WINXP in order to have access to the contents of 'D' and mount the drive from my Mac (High Sierra).
    The Mac can see the share name but can't open it .I think there's a mounting problem.If I share a Fat32 USB on WINXP, The Mac can simply open it as a drive and there's no problem with it.

    Your helps would be greatly appreciated,

    Regards,

    Kamyar

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    macOS has native support for FAT32 and ExFAT removable drives (USB sticks, external HDs) and that will work as a way of sharing files between machines. macOS does NOT support writing to NTFS drives natively, but can read it without any issues. What are the permissions of the shared drive on Windows? If this is a closed (local) network, then you might want to set it to be accessible by everyone without a username/password combination. That might make it easily accessible to macOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    What are the permissions of the shared drive on Windows? If this is a closed (local) network, then you might want to set it to be accessible by everyone without a username/password combination. That might make it easily accessible to macOS.
    The permissions are Anyone from Anywhere, also the Guest user is active on WINXP.

    The following error's captured from Console on Mac; D is NTFS partition on WINXP (192.168.100.4)
    Capture décran 2018-07-06 à 6.31.33 PM.png

    Regards,

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    I'm not sure if you've read these two articles from Apple, but please do so and see if any of it is helpful.

    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25349?locale=en_US
    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25348...ewlocale=en_US
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    Yes, several times...but not useful

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    It's been years since I've used Windows and all my shares in my network are on a NAS which exposes them through SMB/NFS/AFP, so I don't have a ton of experience with direct sharing without some sort of a server in place.
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    It's great...Anyways thank you so much

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