Cross Platform Sharing Help (asap)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aperture, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006
    Hi. I am trying to make a folder that other users on my network (that are running XP) can put files in/etc. The iMac (Tiger 10.4.8) is on my Windows Workgroup. (I have my wireless network setup with the iMac and a few other Windows machines) I am using SharePoints to share the folder. In "My Network Places" on XP, I see my iMac G5 and double click it. The shared folder is listed as a network drive. When I double click on the folder I am trying to access, I get the message that it couldn't be found or I don't have access privelages blah blah. Can you guys see anything I'm doing wrong??:(

    Thanks, Kevin

    <Edit> The exact message I am getting is as followed:


    \\Imac-g5\Test is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of the server to find out if you have access permissions.

    The network path was not found.


    The "Imac-g5" is the share name I chose within SharePoints. I told SharePoints the directory of the folder is "/Users/Kevin/Desktop/Test".

    Is the Windows XP machine looking for "\\Imac-G5\Test"? Obviously there is no such directory.
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Is the imac up and running while you are trying to access the folder?
    Make sure that there are no symbols or any other characters that can't be read by OSX/XP.

    I never used sharepoints before so I don't know the program..whats it about:)

    Just a reference point.


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