Connect to a Windows 7 Shared Folder from OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RudyGrow, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. RudyGrow macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2009
    So basically, I was given a decent windows machine for free, and I'm trying to convert it into a place where all our family's files can be accessed.

    However, I'm having a real tough time trying to connect to the windows 7 computer. I've tried Go>Connect to Server and put in "smb://" then the IP address ( in this case), and I get the error message saying I should check my IP address and contact my system's administrator.

    Now, the part that baffles me the most is that in the finder left hand sidebar, I can see the homeserver and the other computer on the network. When I try to connect to either one of them, it takes a good 15 minutes then the computer gives up, even when I connect with the administrator username and password.

    Is it a problem with my computer? I've got them all on the same workgroup (MSHOME) and are connected to the same router.
  2. RudyGrow thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2009
    Problem solved - a simple software update and restart fixed it.

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