View Full Version : 64Bit OsX and 32 Bit Windows can't mingle?

Apr 7, 2011, 08:03 PM
What I am trying to do is trade some files between my iMac and my friends Windows machine, we have some video clips of partying we did and wanted to make a best of 2010 DVD, something we do every year. I brought my Mac to his house because he was wanting to see what was so great about OS X, he mentioned he had some videos and we tried opening a shared connection but it just won't take, I have done it easily between my Windows 7 Starter Netbook Asus Aspire One, but his machines won't have nothing to do with connecting to my Mac, he has versions of Windows that are 32 Bit and my OSX is 64, is this the reason or is there something more....devious? lol Any help would be appreciated.

Apr 7, 2011, 08:20 PM
How are you connecting the two together? Through a router/switch or two over wireless?

Are they both issued IPs on the same subnet? (e.g. 192.168.1.x)

Do you have Windows File Sharing (SMB) turned on on your Mac?

Are both units in the same Windows workgroup? If not, have you tried mapping a drive and connecting via IP?


Try these options first before we look into more detail. The architecture of the processor has nothing to do with connecting to a network share on a Mac.

Apr 7, 2011, 09:52 PM
Yes SMB is turned on, it was that we weren't in the same workgroup, :D Thanks