Brand new to Mac. I bought a new MacbookPro last night. I am trying to get my picture and music files from my HP laptop, which is a Windows 7 Home Premium. Last night, I attempted to set up sharing. The Mac would not see the HP, but the HP did see the Mac and the sharing folder. From the HP, I was able to copy and paste my music files into the Mac public shared folder. Since it was going to take three hours, I decided to wait til morning to do the pictures. This morning, when I first got on the Mac, the HP was now visible. I went to the PC to attempt the same copy and paste maneuvre I did the night before and was now told by the HP that I didn't have permission to access the Mac folder. I rebooted both machines and the HP disappeared off the finder screen on the Mac. Can anyone walk me through how to succesfully link these two machines up and keep them linked up. It seems I'm almost there but it is flaky at best. I'm not sure what changed from last night til this morning where I now no longer have permission (I didn't change anything).