Networking Issue

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by journalinabox, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. journalinabox, Jun 26, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011

    macrumors newbie

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    Total Mac newbie here! Just fired up my MacBook Air for the first time today. Trying to get a shared file from my old PC to show up on it, but having no luck. I am running two other Vista PCs on the same network. I have a file of pictures I set to share on one of them. I can see that file on the other PC, but when I access the first PC from the Mac, I can't see it. I can see the PC on the Mac, but can't see the shared file. I can see the PCs Pictures, Downloads, Music, etc. folder, but not the one I specifically set to share. I even moved the folder to the Pictures folder hoping it would show up there, but no such luck. What am I missing?

    Thanks!

    UPDATE: I have found that if I am on facebook and go to upload photos I can in fact see that file on the network. But, I can't access it from the Finder or from iPhoto. Strange!
     
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    Mactasia

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    On the Mac, got to "Go" (at the top) > "Connect to Server..."

    Type in:

    smb://name-of-pc/sharename

    Share name is the name of the folder you have shared containing the pictures.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that, but it didn't work. Turning off the firewall on the pc did the trick. :)

    Thanks for the reply!
     

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