Leopard and XP sharing - read only problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by msaz87, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. msaz87 macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2008
    Hi all, I've tried to find an answer to this problem and haven't found anything that worked...

    I'm trying to share files on my Mac, which is running Leopard, with an XP laptop. I have the sharing set up on the mac side just fine and can access the folders via the XP ... but everything is set as read-only. I can't change it via the XP side, so I tried to re-map the networked drives, but it errors each time I try to change the user name ... saying the drive is already mapped with a different user name (even when I've disconnected all the networked drives).

    Anyone have any ideas? Thanks a bunch
  2. bigrell486 macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2006
    Are you logging in or are you connecting as a guest?

    Guest access is read only.
    If you use you user name and password the you get read and write.
  3. msaz87 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2008
    As far as I can tell, I must be accessing as a guest. I thought I changed the guest privileges on the mac side, but maybe I didn't. Also, I'm not too sure how to log in, since like I said, I tried disconnecting the mapped network drive then remapping with a login, but it errors. So now, I just basically view the computer in my workgroup and can open the folder without inputting anything.

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