Networking Macbook Pro to Windows

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Marilynfan, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. Marilynfan macrumors member


    Jun 19, 2007
    I just got my first laptop (Macbook Pro) it is also my first experience with a Mac. Loving it so far. Could someone help me figure out why I can't get my network working. I have the wireless internet working just fine. I have a desktop PC running Windows XP and I want to be able to share some files on it with my macbook pro. I have tried using the guides I found on the web but I get an -36 Error when trying to connect to the PC using Finder - connect to server and it doesn't matter if I try the computer name or the IP address. Any thoughts?
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
  3. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    go > connect to server

    smb:// <- your pc's ip.

    you need the smb:// prefix to tell os x that you want to use samba to connect to a windows share. without the prefix you try to connect to an afp (apple share)
  4. Marilynfan thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 19, 2007
    I have been using the smb:// prefix before putting in the IP address I got off my desktop. I have also tried that prefix with the computer's name.

    This is the message I get on the mac...

    The finder can not complete the operation because some data in "smb://IP ADDRESS OR COMPUTER NAME" could not be read or written. (Error Code -36)

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