Filesharing problem

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  1. RealRedHair macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    Already much is written about file-sharing between Mac OS X and Windows 7 but I have a specific problem.

    I can see the Windows machine in Finder and read/write files from the Mac onto the Windows machine. I can also see the Mac machine under the Windows explorer and read several folder on the Mac machine but I cannot write on the Mac.

    It says:
    How is that possible? Thanks for all tips:)
     
  2. RealRedHair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Somehow I have on the windows machine multiple networks. Strange since I only have one cable in the machine. It's an unidentified network. Local area connection and another local area connection 2.

    Maybe this is caused due to my gogo6 ipv6 tunnel?
     
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  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    sorry - i dont really have a lot of time right now to help.

    can you please post a screen shot from System Preferences -> Sharing -> File Sharing? i feel that the answer will lie there.

    i am sharing Macintosh HD to authenticated users with W&R, the rest can only read.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. talmy macrumors 601

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    It works fine here. The settings for sharing that the previous poster mentioned doesn't matter for Windows sharing. Click on "Options", check the box for SMB sharing, and turn on sharing for the particular user account. Then from Windows, you need to connect via that account. In the explorer address pane enter \\systemname where "systemname" is the name of the Mac. You will be prompted for name and password which must match the account to which you want access.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ;) i knew i was missing something there. silly me.

    its better to use the IP address rather then DNS name - always causes troubles.
     
  7. talmy macrumors 601

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    No problem with using the system name rather than IP address here. Seems to depend on the quality of the DHCP and DNS servers -- system names didn't work with an old Linksys router I had, but then worked with an Actiontec and now with a mini with Snow Leopard Server providing the services. But with several competing name services on a mixed network It's hard to know what resolving methods are working and being used. DNS seems to always be there as a fallback.
     
  8. RealRedHair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies. First some screen shots that's making thing easier I hope.

    Mac:
    [​IMG] and

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    Window:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    So you can see that I have the connection. The only strange thing is that some folders are locked and that I cannot write.
     
  9. RealRedHair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No name/password is requested for me.

    When I enter static IP it's the same; no difference.

    This is my problem.
     
  10. talmy macrumors 601

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    The configuration looks correct. Did you give you name and password when connecting? If so you should have the same permissions you do local to the Mac. If not you would have read-only access and some folders ("Documents" for instance) would be completely blocked.
     
  11. RealRedHair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes all seems to be correct and all was working with Vista but now with Windows 7 I have this problem.

    When I check with another Windows PC I cannot see all directories as in the screen shot. Apparently I'm classified as Everyone with read only. But when I change all users to have all read and write permissions I still cannot read all dirs and also not write. Strange.
     
  12. RealRedHair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Think I have a clue. It has something to do with rights on the folders. See screen shot below.
    [​IMG]

    The right is accessible but the left not. So I still log in to the mac as everyone?
     
  13. talmy macrumors 601

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    You are setting general permissions in System Preferences, but the folder permissions will restrict access. If it doesn't ask for your login and password it won't give anything but "Everyone" access rights.

    Seems like a Windows 7 problem -- something needs to be done there so you can log in to the Mac. Perhaps the capability is turned off in your system.
     
  14. RealRedHair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Somehow I managed to solve it. I restarted and then it asked for a password. And then it worked!!

    Thanks for the advices.
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    saweeeet :)

    glad it is working for you!! enjoy
     

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