Cannot Connect to PC windows 7 shared drives or folders

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pectin232, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. pectin232 macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    I had enabled home group. Ensured that homegroup setup correct. Other Windows 7 pc can see one another but the Mac is unable to. I had made sure that printer and file sharing enabled on PC side with no firewall thing... but still no go. On Mac side I had select File sharing with Windows. Ideas?
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Did you share correctly from Windows 7? Do you know that Windows 7 "HomeGroup" is Microsoft Windows 7 proprietary between only Windows 7 machines?

    In Windows 7 you have yo use the "Advanced" sharing section in the Control panel to share with OS X or Linux.

    Read the blog post Access PC Windows 7 Files From Mac OS X Lion.

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