Networking XP and OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BlooGoo, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. BlooGoo macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2006
    I'm trying to network my desktop pc running XP home and my macbook with OS X 10.4.7. I can access the pc's c:\ directory fine, and several of the folders, but I can't seem to get access to the "program files", "windows", or "documents and settings" folders. Anyone know how to get into these? On the macbook, it says that there are "0 files" within the directories (including windows), and obviously this can't be.
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    That's because Windows is blocking you. It 'protects' those folders. I had to fiddle around for ages to get it working.

    Try sharing the 'blocked' folders individually...
  3. BlooGoo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2006

    I tried that without any luck. Any other suggestions?
  4. TheBrazilianGuy macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    Well, it is sort of uncommon to share such files/folders.

    If you just need to read them, put a copy under an already shared folder.

    Are you trying to remotely fix/mess your PC ? ;)

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