Windows 7 sharing with my emac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by brandonjb85, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have a laptop with windows 7 for school and i am trying to share files from it to my emac. They both can see each other but when I try to connect to them they both ask for a password. I have tried my account passwords for both of them and nothing. On windows 7 it ask for both a username and a password I am trying to figuer this out can someone help me?
     
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    thiagos

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    Have you gona to system preferences (on the mac) and enabled Sharing? You have to enable sharing prior to connection both computers...
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sharing is on both computers.
     
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    ljonesj

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    from what i read microsoft rewrote the network protcols for 7 and it broke file sharing in the normal sense for mac computer to get share off a win 7 machine u actually have to go in the and type out the full name of the comp with windows 7 in the mac to get it link to the win7 shares
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I will confirm that windows 7 has sharing issues with Macs. I had no problems sharing with my previous windows XP system (everything is on the MSHOME network). But connections to my new windows 7 machine are sporadic. Sometimes the windows 7 machine shows up in the finder sidebar but more often it doesn't.

    I am hoping that either Microsoft or Apple will issue a patch that fixes this problem.
     

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