File sharing between mac and windows 7

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  1. btr999, Apr 27, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2013

    btr999 macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2012
    Hi guys, I have no idea which steps I did it wrong and I can't get connect to my PC with password. It says the password is wrong which is correct.
    I used to be able to access shared folders on both my PC and mac with no problem but I just format my PC drive so I have to redo everything.

    Here's what I did:-
    1. Created homegroup and turned on file sharing. I turned on password protection too(I must have a password here). My PC has a password for the account.
    2. Changed the homegroup name,lets say MYGROUP.
    3. Changed workgroup on my mac in WINS to MYGROUP.
    4. Connect on Finder, prompted to enter name and password. I typed my PC username and password and the box shook.

    And I can't see my mac on my PC network.

    Any idea?
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Did you turn of sharing in the windows 7 machine? Plus I found Window home Group causes a lot of problems with no-Windows machines. Better in Windows 7 use the Advanced sharing function.

    Better yet check out the blog post File Sharing: Win 7 and Snow Leopard. It will show you how to setup windows 7 sharing to no-windows Mac OS X.
  3. Vulcannav macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2013
    Lost file sharing with PC recently

    I have shared files between my iMac and PC (Windows 7) for past year or more but recently lost ability to read files on the PC from my iMac (still works the other way). Mp IP address is when viewed in System Preferences, Network but displayed as afp://unknown-e4-ce-8f-57-a3-29.home/ when viewed in System Preferences, Sharing. I have Parallels 8 installed. Any ideas?

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