file sharing with my PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jkhania, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. jkhania macrumors newbie

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    i just got a macbook, and all my info is on my PC and i want my music and photos, how do i network them to file share, apple tech was useless and i cant figure it out...
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Do you have a network cable you can connect them with?

    Link the two together, and on the PC, right click the folder you want to share, choose 'Sharing & Security' and tick the box which enables access from the network (can't remember exactly what it says).

    Then on the Mac, open any Finder window, for example by clicking on the 'Finder' icon at the far left hand side of the dock. On the left hand side of the Window which pops up, you'll see an icon representing your PC, just under the 'shared' header...
     
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  4. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Yeh, ethernet is better than Wifi if you're copying lots of files, it's much much faster, always...
     
  5. jkhania thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok wow thats simple so my PC showed up, but the only problems is it tries to connect and says connection failed
     

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