Connect to Mac From Windows 10

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Steverido1, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Steverido1 macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2015
    Hi Guys,

    I wonder if anyone here networks with a PC!

    I have upgraded my early 2011 17" MacBook Pro to El Capitan and my custom PC to Windows 10. Prior to this the OSX was Yosemite and Windows 8.1. I could connect to the Mac from Windows no problem. Since upgrading both I can't connect to the Mac. I have tried to connect to El Capitan from another Windows 8.1 since to no avail. I have also reverted the OSX to Yosemite and still can't connect to the Mac from Windows PC.

    I have followed the Network and sharing setup for the Mac to the letter from Apples website. I have checked forums and had Apple support check the setup remotely and it is fine.

    Has anyone else had this issue and can help because I have run out of ideas now?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Spudlicious macrumors 6502


    Nov 21, 2015
    Bedfordshire, England
    Yes, I've seen the issue, but not yet an answer. My main PC is a Windows 10 machine in my study, and with Yosemite I can see its shared folders over the network, no problems. But El Capitan, whilst it shows the PC in Finder, cannot connect. I suspect this is because EC doesn't use the SMB protocol as previous versions of OSX do. Not connecting to the PC is not a show-stopper for me if I can use a network drive as an intermediary, but alas EC has trouble with them! For now I can share files via Google Drive, but probably I'll get ticked off with the situation and roll back to Yosemite, as I've already done a few times.
  3. Steverido1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2015
    You can connect to Windows easily on El Capitan ad it does still share with SMB. If you review the settings in shared you will see there is a check box.

    I can connect to Windows from the Mac but not to the Mac from Windows.

    I also noted that the Windows Network Credentials box shows my name in the Domain but I am unsure what the Domain is or means.

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