I'm sure this has been asked over and over and I've looked through everything to try to solve this problem but nothing's really helping. Anyways, I'm trying to connect my mbp 10.5.6 to my windows xp machine, but it only seems to be going one way (I can see my mac shared folder on my xp). So far this is what I've done: - System preferences > sharing > checked "file sharing" > options > turned on "share files and folders using smb" and selected the correct account. - Made sure both Xp and Mac are on same workgroups currently named "workgroup" - Shared a folder on Xp called "hello" - My current netbios name for mac is "evran.local" which I can connect to in windows going \\evran.local & everything seems to work smootly. I tried "connect to server" on the mac, typed in smb://192.168.1.100 and then another window pops up asking for username/pw. Now I wasnt entirely sure what to use for username, but I've tried homepc(netbios name) & evranpc (the user account) Now the problem is, when I try to connect onto my windows machine it says "connection failed, you are not allowed to access this server". I'm assuming it has to do something w/ the permissions on the folder, which I cannot seem to access at all. I tried folder > right click > properties, I've looked online and everywhere it says there should be a "security" tab, which I dont seem to have. I went into to my computer > manage > shared folders > shares > hello and when i right clicked it all i got was refresh and help, there was nothing else. Anyways, I'm really hoping someone can help me with this as I am totally confused as to what is going on. Thx.