Mac to Windows networking with a password protected hidden windows share

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bryan.taylor, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. bryan.taylor macrumors newbie

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    I have a hidden windows share (it has a $ sign at the end of it). To view/modify the contents of the share you must be connected as a certain user. My brother would like to connect to this share with his Mac, but we can't figure out how to specify a user name and password when connecting.

    If he goes to Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server to get to the "Connect to Server" dialog box, then he is able to type in the share name, and it will connect, but he will not have the appropriate permissions because he never had the option of specifying a user name and password.

    If he goes to Finder -> Network and selects the computer to connect to, then he is given a list of shares to select from. He is able to specify a user name and password at this dialog, but the share will not show up because it is hidden.

    How is it possible to specify a user name and password while connecting to a hidden windows share from a Mac? He is running Tiger (10.4).
     
  2. bryan.taylor thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. bryan.taylor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's ok if the mac just can't do this, but I'd like to know either way. Having no response is just not any fun.
     

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