Windows computers can only see "Printers" folder

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Shake 'n' Bake, May 22, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

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    Hello,

    I've got a Mac mini connected to my network through wireless. The Vista computers in the house can only see the "Printers" folder on the mini. The mini can get all the files on the Windows machines. I've also got a Power Mac G4 connected to the mini and it can see all the files on the mini.

    Can anyone help me out? This has been happening for months!
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Do the Windows Vista machines have the Apple "Bonjour" Networking technology installed?
     
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    Shake 'n' Bake

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    One does. The printer thing.
     
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    You probably need to configure samba to let the pcs see the Mac, look at this tutorial, here http://www.mac-connect.com/win_mac_samba.php. It seems to be for a older version of OS X (10.2 / 10.3 I think), but the steps should be the same/ similar. Anyway, basically, you need to enable samba to let the Windows users see the Mac.
     
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    Shake 'n' Bake

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    Forgot to mention it, but Samba is enabled.
     

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