mapping Windows shared drive onto a mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hakiran, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. hakiran macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello Mac Gurus,

    I am newbie to the mac world. I am trying to map a windows shared drive on a mac but somehow cannot.

    1) I click on Go->Connect to Server
    2) for the path i type: smb://ip-address of server/foldername

    But when i click connect it tries for a few seconds and then gives the error saying "invalid username or password"

    It never opens a dialog box for me to enter any new username/password.

    Why is that happening? Any services i need to start before being able to connect?

    Any ideas would be of great help:)


    thank you
    -kiran
     
  2. seanf macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Instead of doing it this way try going into the Finder, select Network and then see if you can find your Windows PC/Server.

    Sean :)
     
  3. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #3
    You might also be able to diagnose the problem better if you try to connect to the share using smbclient from Terminal.

    That is, if you're not afraid of the command line...

    B
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    #4
    Not sure why it doesn't prompt you, but you can pass login credentials by using a connect string like

    Code:
    smb://username:password@ipaddress/foldername
    Substitute in your WINDOWS username and password.
     

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