Connect to Mac From Windows 10

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

  1. Steverido1 macrumors newbie

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    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

    Spudlicious

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    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

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    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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