Quick Question-File Sharing

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by thebiggoose, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. thebiggoose macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2006
    I have a Core Solo Mac Mini...and a Windows PC...I'm connected to a 2WIRE router by ethernet to the mac and wirelessly from a usb card thingy on the pc...I need to be able to share files between them wirelessly....Can someone please telll me step by step or link to a site..?
  2. Temujin macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2005
    I just share a folder on my Windows PC and then choose Networks in OSX, then the right workgroup and bang I see the folder I just shared. Thats it, works for me.
  3. thebiggoose thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2006
    how do you form a workgroup?...could you explain in more detail how to do this?
  4. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    1) On the Mac, go into the folder called Sharing in System Preferences
    2) Enable Windows Sharing
    3) Where it says to allow users to use Windows sharing, click there and click your username
    4) On your Windows PC, enable file sharing by going thru setup or change your home network connection
    5) If your on a workgroup, type your workgroup, if for some gosh unknown reason you're on a domain, you'd type the domain and then workgroup
    6) Restart (mandatory on a Windows PC)
    7) Once restarted, go to the Go menu in the finder
    8) Go to Connect to Server
    9) smb://<computer name here> (without the <> ;))
    10) Enter your Windows user name and if you have one, password. ;)
    11) Go to SharedDocs.
    12) Voila. :)
  5. thebiggoose thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2006
    could you (or anyone else) go into more detail about a workgroup...or domain...I'm really not sure what this is???

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