Mac's SMB shares do not appear when connecting from Windows

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by caseyfw, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. caseyfw macrumors newbie

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    Ok, last resort here before I format and restore user data from Time Machine.

    When I try to connect to my Mac's SMB shares from a Windows machine (by typing \\Mac-Name\ into an explorer windows) all that comes up is the 'Printers and Faxes' directory.

    If I try to explicitly connect to a specific share (like \\Mac-name\sharename) it brings up a prompt immediately that says "\\Mac-name\sharename is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the network adminis..." and so on.

    Under the Sharing Preference pane on the Mac, I have my home folder set to Read Only for Everyone. Connecting via FTP works fine, as does SFTP and (obviously) SSH.

    Can anyone give me any hints on what I should do? Or any logs, transcripts or similar I should capture and post? Any help would be immensely appreciated!

    Cheers,
    Casey.
     
  2. south8212 macrumors 6502

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    Just to be sure, you did enable smb file sharing and you did put the users accounts and password in for use with smb right?
     

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