File sharing between Imac and Pc

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kfx450, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. kfx450 macrumors newbie

    kfx450

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    Newb here,

    I have a 24 inch Imac version 10.6 and a hp g62 laptop running win 7
    I have successfully networked the 2 together.
    My problem is that I can see folders,files etc from the pc on my mac, but when I try to open a folder on the pc from the mac I get a network error on the pc

    that says: Windows cannot access \\IMAC-E16BF6\Public Folder
    you do not have permission to access \\IMAC-E16BF6\Public Folder.Contact your network administrator to request access.

    I feel that I am missing something simple,but I guess I'm too dumb to figure it out! So that's why joined here to get some good advice.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.:)
     
  2. archer75 macrumors 65832

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    nevermind, was thinking it was the other direction.

    I tend to use the same username and password on both machines so connections tend to be flawless as a result.
     
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

    Badger^2

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    You might want to consider a Dropbox account.

    Makes file sharing very easy.
     
  4. kfx450 thread starter macrumors newbie

    kfx450

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    I used to see a folder named Dropbox in my public folder on the Imac,but it's not there on my account, but it still shows on my sons account. I also get the same error message when I try to open his folders.
    I also might add that I recently installed Mac keeper and thought it might be causing the problem so I turned it off and no change.how do I get the Dropbox back into my public folder,Do I need to just make a new folder with that name?
     
  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

    Badger^2

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    No, I meant dropbox.

    https://www.dropbox.com/ (feel free to use this link so we can get extra space =) http://db.tt/Qrz7dWk )

    I have never found any of that crap like "mac trapperkeeper" worth anything.

    If you think you need something like that, try Onyx, its free. But you wont notice a difference before or after running either of them.

    As my daddy used to say: If it aint broke, then dont try and fix it.
     
  6. Herdfan macrumors 6502

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    I gave up trying to share folders between my MBP, wife's Mini and our old Windows machines. So I plugged a USB drive into an Airport Extreme. Works great for TM backups and swapping folders between all computers.
     
  7. dyusem macrumors member

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    +1 for Dropbox...it is perfect way to transfer files from one computer to another.
     

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