iMac can't connect to PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by La Chupacabra, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. La Chupacabra macrumors newbie

    La Chupacabra

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    Hello, few days ago I set up on iMac (Mountain Lion) access to Shared Folder which is on a PC laptop (Windows 7). Till yesterday it was working all fine. I could access the folder, read and write inside it. Now iMac can still see that PC but can't connect to it. :confused: When I try to do it it says "Connection Failed". I haven't change anything since it worked. Anyone has a clue what happened and how to fix it?
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    Sometimes Windows forgets connections if the clocks are out of sync. If you connect regularly then make sure your Windows 7 box is using the same time server as your Mac. Plus you setup the shared folder in windows 7 the same way describe in the blog post File Sharing With Snow Leopard: Sharing OS X 10.6 Files With Windows 7 (pay attention to the setup for Windows 7 Advanced sharing setup).
     
  3. La Chupacabra thread starter macrumors newbie

    La Chupacabra

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    Thanks for your help, but this website only explains how to set up shared folder on Mac. My shared folder is on a PC.
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Have you rebooted the PC yet?
     
  5. La Chupacabra thread starter macrumors newbie

    La Chupacabra

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    I did, but it didn't help. What solved the problem was restoring system image on the PC. I hope it won't happen again. Thanks for your time Satcomer.
     

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