set up sharing so i can read files on the mac on a vista pc?

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  1. poohat1000 macrumors 6502

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    I need to move a load of files from my os x mac to a vista PC on the same network.

    No familiarity with the sharing tools in os x myself, would appreciate any pointers

    thanks
     
  2. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    System Preferences - click that little "Sharing" button. ;)
     
  3. poohat1000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok it says Other users can access shared folders on this computer, and administrators all volumes, at afp://192.xxx.x.x/

    where do i enter that in vista?
     
  4. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    I don't know enough about Vista, but my guess is under "my network places" you should see the shared folder. Make sure that file sharing is enabled in Windows, too - and make sure the firewall is setup for it.
     
  5. Cap41 macrumors 6502

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    in Vista, right click the folder you want to share. Thee should be a sharing option in the menu. once successful you should have a little hand underneath the folder on the desktop.
     
  6. poohat1000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    First off you can not access an AFP from Vista. You need to enable Windows file sharing on your Mac.

    Here is a very thorough guide for Leopard to Vista
    Here are two guides you will need to use for Vista to Tiger and Tiger to Vista fix

    Unlike XP MS added some annoying new features to Vista making file sharing much more difficult than in XP. I use XP, tried Vista for a while and hated it. Anyways you may need to do some editing to get file sharing to work because of the changed protocols. This may have been fixed though.
     

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