How do I access my macbook files on my windows pc??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bobbyboulders, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. bobbyboulders macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2006
    hey guys,

    I've had absolutely No problem accessing my windows files on my macbook (simply allow sharing on the specific folder i want shared in my windows machine, then apple+k, plug in ip address, connect to server, pick which folder i want to access...and I'm done).

    But lately I have been trying to access my Macbook files from my windows machine, and i just Can't figure it out!!:confused: getting pretty frustrated!! :eek:

    O btw, im on a wireless router.

    Any help, on the subject, will be greatly appreciated...
  2. dukeman macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2007
    Easiest way is to setup the built in FTP Server on your macbook. Windows can browse to that pretty easy: ftp://ipaddress/folder put in your username / password if necessary and your all set. Other than that I would suggest pickup one of those cheap NAS bridges and use that to store most of the files you want access from both systems.
  3. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2005
    NG9, England
  4. bobbyboulders thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2006
    HAH, so get this. So after i tried, and failed following some of the advice given in the previous posts (which i do appreciate and thank you all for). I was sitting in class today, and started daydreaming (which happens quite often, mind you) and got to thinking... Following the logic of Apple+K method of connecting to server then dragging the file you need out of the connected shared folder (folder originating in the windows machine), why not drag the file from my Macbook Into the the very same shared folder!!, then, after the file is copied over, be able to access the file straight from my windows was so freakin simple, It never even occured to me!

    Mind you, you have to have the *right click on folder, go to sharing and security/sharing* *tick 'Share this folder on the network' and 'Allow network users to change my files'*

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