a file sharing over a network question!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by russed, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. russed macrumors 68000

    russed

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    hi,

    i have a network with a few computers on it. i want to share the photos in my user account to others. basically how do you do it.

    the windows computer i am wanting to be able to get them can see my computer (so obv we are in the same workgroup). when i click on it i get the password thing. so i type in my usernae and password and it doesnt accept it. i dont really want to create another user account and surely there must be an easier way? is there a guest password? what do i do with the permissions of the files?

    help! as you can see im quite confused!
     
  2. hotwire132002 macrumors 65816

    hotwire132002

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    I take it you want to share between a Mac and a PC? If that's the case, turn Windows File Sharing on on the Mac--Apple>System Preferences>Sharing and check with Windows File Sharing box. This will allow you to log on to the Mac from the Windows box using your Mac's user name and password. Good luck! :)
     
  3. russed thread starter macrumors 68000

    russed

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    i have done that. can i get the person to log onto the apple using my user account, even if i'm logged on? i have been trying this but it wont let me!
     
  4. russed thread starter macrumors 68000

    russed

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    have done that. but it doesnt tell me about permissions and user accounts
     
  5. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure you have to create a separate user account to log into a mac from a windows machine. I forget where I read that but that's the way I do it. Works fine.
     
  6. scan300 macrumors 6502

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    Try logging on with either your short name and if unsuccessful, then try with your long name. (REMEMBER it's case sensitive).

    Sometimes only one of the 2 logins will work.

    If you successfully log into your own account from another machine, you will have permission to read and write to your own files and directories.
     

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