Macbook Pro accessing Windows Networks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Espionage32, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Espionage32 macrumors regular

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    Well, I just got my Macbook Pro this morning. Wow it is sick.

    Anyway is there a way to access my other computers on my network without installing Windows operating system.
     
  2. dannomac macrumors member

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    Saskatoon, SK
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    Mac OS X can use both CIFS (Used by Windows, you need some hacks for Vista, though), NFS, and various others.

    I'll assume your other computers are Windows XP:

    You just need to hit Command-K from the Finder, and as the address type:
    cifs://<username>@<machinename>/<foldername>

    and it will appear on your desktop, after asking for your password.

    At my house it's "cifs://dan@abednego/Shared" and my "Shared Documents" folder appears on my desktop.
     

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