Odd File Sharing Problem

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Rhyalus, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2011
    Hello All,

    I have file sharing turned on and it works great with Windows 7 PCs.

    I share my Documents folder, and I have added a user just for sharing.

    But here is the funny thing...when I go back to grab files from the Mac while logged into the PC a day or so after my first session, it does not work. The PC sees the share, but I can't log in. I have to go to the Mac, turn off file sharing, and then turn it back on again.

    Once I do this, it works fine.

    Any ideas and/or anyone out there routinely sharing files with a Windows 7 PC?

  2. macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Make sure the time clock on the PC and the Mac are using the same time Sever. Plus don't use just Windows 7 'Home Group' . In Windows 7 use the sharing Advanced button to set up sharing. Windows 7 'HomeGroup' is Microsoft 7+ proprietary protocol. If you were sharing with XP (which doesn't have the 'Home group' code) you would see the same results.

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