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    May 13, 2004
    27" iMac, iPhone 5, Apple TV
    Windows Shares cannot be seen??
    I have my MBP and a windows machine hooked up through a router. I have shared folder on the PC which I access with my MBP. It's been this way for about 6 months, now when I click on "Network" it doesnt do anything at all and I cannot view anything. My windows PC hasnt changed at all, in fact, every machine on the network (All other PC's) can see eachother and share files without any issues. However my mac for some reason cannot see anything now. Anyone know what might be the problem with my MBP?
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    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2007
    Ok, i wouldn't call myself a newb but i'm a new switcher but i had a similar problem (couldn't see shared computers/folders on my network with windows pc's).

    I expect props if i get this right

    Go to system preferences, under Internet & Networking click on sharing. Under "Services" enable "Windows Sharing" Hope that works.

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    Member Since
    May 27, 2006
    Concord, NC
    Macbook Pro 17" 2.6GHz 4GB RAM
    More than likely, your windows machine obtained a new IP address via DHCP (providing you're using that) from the router and the Mac is looking for the old address. Try doing: ipconfig from a DOS command line on the PC and write down the IP address. Then map to the PC via IP address- it'll likely go through. I do that this way:


    where x=IP 3rd and 4th octets and name=your shared folder name.

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