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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xuesheng, Jan 11, 2010.
How can I arrange for my MacBook PRO to have shared files and folders with the PC on my LAN at home?
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I am using ForkLift as file managing program. It showes my PC (running Win7) as an available drive and all I have to do to access files on it is enter the Windows login password.
It is a WiFi connection, so it is a bit slow, but so far it works even for watching video, playing music etc. Although for transferring large volume files, a physical connection is much faster.
The links above seem to be about sharing from Mac -> PC. For PC -> Mac I think the easiest thing would be to set up your shared folders on the PC. Then you'll want to install this http://support.apple.com/downloads/Bonjour_for_Windows. I haven't personally done it, but I believe there should be an easy configuration through that program. Then you're Windows Shared Folders should show up in your Finder sidebar.
Yes, that's how you do it, but you don't need to do anything with Bonjour (other than perhaps installing it--I already had it on my PC from downloading iTunes).