HELP! hooked up to a pc to transfer files .. what is a sharename?!?!?!?!?

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  1. yukon0013 macrumors regular

    yukon0013

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    when i am on the mac and i am going to transfer files from a pc.. it asks for a sharename ----> smb://IP address/sharename .... what is the sharename?!???!?!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    In this case, I think it's a username that has access to the files you're wanting to access on the PC. If you leave it out, I don't think it matters all that much. It'll ask you for it in the next dialogue box.
     
  3. Grafdude@gmail. macrumors newbie

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    It's the name of the shared folder on your windows machine, let's say your shared folder or partition on your windows is named "DATA", well you then need to type smb://IP/DATA
     
  4. yukon0013 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. balamw Moderator

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    Super minor clarification: it doesn't have to be the folder name, it's just a name you assign to the folder when you share it.

    i.e. you could share a folder named "c:\document and settings\user\My Documents\stuff" as "shared", you'd access it as smb://ip/shared not smb://ip/stuff.

    Note too, that XP shares the entire drive (for all fixed drives) by default as a hidden share available as smb://ip/c$, assuming you know the administrative username & password.

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