PC file transfer through home network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stib, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. stib macrumors newbie

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    I got my powerbook a few weeks ago and am loving it. I have an extensive music collection on my PC that I would like to transfer (via wireless home network) to my mac>ipod.

    I've tried opening windows sharing but my PC doesn't show up on the network (I should add that the first time I opened windows sharing, my pc did show up,but said it couldn't be opened because the original alias could not be found). I've tried disconnecting>reconnecting, rebooting, etc. but it's no longer showing up.
    Anyone have some suggestions?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. stib thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No problem. Is it working now? I still have a little bit of trouble finding my Mac from my PC every now and then. :(
     
  5. stib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm...still not working yet. It tries to connect to server for about 2 minutes then: "The Finder cannot complete the operation because some of the data in smb://ipaddress/folder could not be read or written"

    ?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Try it without the /folder part, just smb://IP address. :)

    If it still doesn't work, maybe try disabling your PC's firewall (inbuilt in XP since Service Pack II).
     

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