File Sharing Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shawnab, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. shawnab macrumors newbie

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    I've been file sharing between two macs (iMac G5 and Macbook Pro if that matters) on the same network for almost a year. I've had everything set up and working great and then out of no where it stopped working. When I try to connect to the other Mac it says "connection failed" but when I try to screen share it works perfectly. Both Macs are running on 10.5.8...

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    Is it possible that the IP address of one or both of them has changed?

    Are you using a network storage drive, like a NAS? If so, has its configuration or IP address changed?
     
  3. shawnab thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess anything's possible but no deliberate changes have been made. How can I check to see if this is the problem? I just realized then when I try to file share from stacks it says, "There was an error connecting to the server. Check the server name or IP address and try again."

    I'm a basic user so I have no clue how to check. Thanks for your help!
     

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