file transfer to xp vs vista HELP

Discussion in 'macOS' started by astudentis, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. astudentis macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2007
    Okay, I am using tiger

    I have been using an XP computer to transfer files from and to by using the following: Finder>Go>Connect to Server
    Server Address: "smb://XP comp name/"
    this would give me an option to select the shared folders on that computer, and then i would be able to see the contents of that folder
    (note i did not have a password on that machine)

    Now i recently bought a new computer with VISTA (which has a password on it)
    .. When i try to connect to is by typing "smb://Vista comp name/"
    It gives me File Sys Authentication:
    Name "I presume its the username i use to log onto the vista computer"
    Password "I presume its the password i use to log onto the vista computer"

    i enter that information and it gives me
    "Sorry, the operation could not be completed because an unexpected error occured
    (Error code ~50)."

    Can someone please help me connect to the vista's shared folders

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