PCs not detecting shared mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gadgetgirl85, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2006
    I have the file sharing all set up. My Mac is detecting the PC shared files fine but but PCs arent detecting the Mac?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Ahh, okay. Is Windows Sharing ticked in the Sharing pane of System Preferences? :)
  3. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2006
  4. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    What network is your Mac on? Sometimes it's different to the one all your PCs are on. Go to "My Network Places" and check for a network called "Workgroup" it could be in there.

    If everything is hunkydory on the Mac then your PC is the problem, it could take some rummaging around in all those folders to find the link to your Mac. You could also type the Macs iP address into the address bar on an Explorer window.

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