Problems sharing files between Snow Leopard and Win 7

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nStyle, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    Here is my goal:

    Ultimately, I want to initiate a download that will save onto a Windows 7 computer from my iMac. I use the Mac more than my Windows machine, but the Windows computer is a laptop and there are certain things I need to go straight on to this machine, but I don't want to have to issue the download from the laptop itself.

    I am trying to mount the computer through finder, using the "Go to..." method. I enter:

    "smb://192.168.1.***" (local network address of the Windows) and Finder just stays on connecting until it finally times out. I don't ever get the option to enter a username or password. I did try creating the same username and password on both computers to no avail.

    Any ideas? Sharing is enabled on both computers. Password protected sharing is on (Windows machine). I tried turning it off.
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Are you using that stupid proprietary Windows 7 HomeGroup for sharing?

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