Accessing PC from MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SisterRay, May 28, 2006.

  1. SisterRay macrumors regular

    May 25, 2006
    I have a wireless network with a MacBook and a windows xp PC. I can access the MacBook from the PC, but I cannot access the PC from the MacBook.

    I have shared the c:\ drive on the PC and the MacBook and PC are both in the same workgroup called WORKGROUP. In Finder I can see the work group but there is nothing in it.

    Is there anything else i have to do.

    Please help
  2. Temujin macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2005
    Did you turn of the Windows Firewall or assign privileges?
  3. SisterRay thread starter macrumors regular

    May 25, 2006
    My firewall allows file sharing.

    Does anybody else know what else I have to do ?
  4. rwforster macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2005
    Try using the Finder's "connect to server" function (apple + K keys). The enter "smb://" and use the PC's address or name. The result should at least give you more details on any connectivity problems, if it doesn't connect. If the PC's reachable, you should get a login window. If the login deosn't work, that could mean you have a Windows firewall or folder permissions issue.

  5. cighh macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2006
    or try - its free, there is a mac and pc client - it lets you replicate data between machines (secure, transparently) thru the internet
    (if you have a highspeed connection - this is a great way to share data) - I have two pcs and a Mac (in different locations) - the data is always up to date on each machine (just connect to the internet and run the client) :)

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