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benihana99
Jul 9, 2009, 11:56 AM
Im not sure if this in the right places, but here goes.

I want to connect to a shared folder on my Vista PC from my MacBook running Leopard. I used to be able to see the pc in Finder, but it couldn't connect. Now it doesn't show up at all. Help please?



fehhkk
Jul 9, 2009, 12:07 PM
Your Mac needs to be in the same workgroup as the PC in the first place.

Preferences -> Network -> select your network adapter -> Advanced -> WINS -> Workgroup

benihana99
Jul 9, 2009, 04:38 PM
Yeah, i have them both in the same workgroup, the Vista default WORKGROUP. Still it says "The server may not exist or it is not operational at this time. Check the server name or IP address and your network connection and try again." When i click 'connect as' in Finder.

geoffreak
Jul 9, 2009, 04:40 PM
The problem is obvious, you are using Vista.
But seriously, try restarting the PC.

Chris.L
Jul 9, 2009, 05:15 PM
Windows firewall off?

File sharing on?

kitenski
Jul 14, 2009, 05:15 AM
Try the registry edits here:

http://www.digitalsoftblog.net/?p=30

You may only need the first one for Vista (months since I used Vista so can't quite remember............)

Cheers,

greg

brbubba
Sep 3, 2009, 07:24 PM
The problem is obvious, you are using Vista.
But seriously, try restarting the PC.

That was a low blow. File sharing is just as abysmal on OS X.