I want to view my Mac's files on my PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mac3687, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. mac3687 macrumors member

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    I've searched and searched for this on forums and Google, and just can't figure it out. I've got a MacBook and my PC desktop at the same desk, connected via an ethernet cable, and just cannot figure out how to view my Mac's files on my PC running Vista. Any help?
     
  2. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

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  3. pianos101 macrumors regular

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    I think the OP wants to use a separate windows box to view files on his MB...

    Try going to the Sharing PrefPane in System Preferences, and enabling Windows Sharing. You can then enter your MB's IP in the Add Network Place dialog on your PC, enter your user name and pwd, and you SHOULD be all set. I usually get it to work that way, but with windows who knows...
     
  4. Rustman macrumors regular

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    If you've connected the Mac to the PC directly with the ethernet cable, then you better make sure it's a crossover cable otherwise no software will help you see Mac files on the PC.
     
  5. rglatter macrumors regular

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    crossover cable and macdrive should work. That is how I get to my files on my PC from my mac.
     
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    You don't need a crossover cable, Macs have auto switching ethernet ports.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    MACDRIVE!!!!!

    find it, download it. its all you need.

    oh. P.S. if i have a crossover cable, the airports also have automatic crossover doovie aye??
     
  8. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

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    I've accessed my Mac's files, both writing and reading, with my Windows computer though my home network. I didn't have to use any software to do this.

    Maybe I'm not understanding correctly. :confused:
     
  9. Rustman macrumors regular

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    You see... I knew there was a reason I was leaving my PC and Windows behind.

    Now the only problem is I have to unlearn all the bad habits and tricks I've built up over the years/decades.

    So, from which model did they start to autoswitch? And do all of the current models out there do this?
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    my imac dv ( which i bought in 1998 ) has autoswitch, so pretty sure that the new ones will have it lols.
     

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