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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:41 PM   #1
letmedanz
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Networking to use Win7 PC as server

Hi guys,

I need some help adding my iMac on my home network.
i have gone through numerous guides but not able to find the right/best/easiest way to get arounf this.
Just a gentle reminder, am brand new into the mac scene, so be easy on me!

My present setup-
iMac 27" (new)
Win 7 PC with 3 external HDDs (two 1TB & one 3TB) & 1 TB internal
Sony Vaio laptop also running Win7
Wireles Router
and the other regular stuff.
[everything except the iMac is presently on the network]

Now, i am a photographer & i have been doing all my work on the PC using LightRoom, Photoshop & other S/W on the PC.
The Win PC st arted giving me LOT of issues while post processing so took the leap to the iMac.

This is what i intend to do-
Get all the systems on the network & work seamlesslely.
I would like to use the PC mainly as a server or storage unit as it has tons of space.
I also NEED to be able to access all catalogs & other saved files as it would be a herculean task to re-do over 25k photo/files.
So basically, i need to just continue where i left off, only difference being i would now be working on the Mac though all the saves etc would be on the PC.

Is all of this even possible or have the jumped ship without sufficient knowledge?
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