Configuring Mac-PC Networking

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tirefire, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. tirefire macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2006
    Hey guys,

    I have a Mac and PC on my home LAN and want to set them up to share files.

    I've already got it so I can access my user folder from my PC and my PC's disks from my Mac. What I'm really after, though, is the ability to be able to read/write all of my Mac's contents from the PC; to not just be limited to my user folder.

    I've poked around in the System Preferences and all for a little while without success. Any ideas?
  2. Schroedinger macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    Have you turned windows sharing on (in the mac's preferences)? It should be pretty straightforward. i would also suggest doing a search in these forums, this topic seems to come up a lot.

    Good luck.
  3. elisha cuthbert macrumors 6502a

    elisha cuthbert

    Feb 25, 2006
    what ive done at home is, i got the ip address of the mac from the sharing stuff in System prefs and Windows sharing and set up a network place on the pc and thats how i access it if I have to use the PC
  4. tirefire thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2006
    The thing is, I can access my Mac from my PC, but I am limited to my Mac account's user directory - I can't access anything on my Mac's external hard drive or anything outside of my user directory on my main disk.

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