Sharing files between PC and iMac.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by superbungalow, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. superbungalow macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2008
    I need to move some files to my iMac, and I can't find my USB stick. Is there any way I can share files across the network?
  2. Arne macrumors regular

    May 14, 2006
    you can share the folder containing the files (rightclick->properties-sharing).
    then you activate SMB-Sharing (System-Prefs->Sharing->File-Sharing->Options) and your PC should show up on the left sind in the finder.
  3. zPolarBear macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2009
    One more step

    At least for me, it took me a bit to get the M$oft box up.
    1) Share the folder on the PC. (I think "everyone" "read only" is default. Should work for moving files _to_ the iMac.
    2) From the Mac. From the Finder menu Go->Connect to Server... (Cmd-K)
    3) Enter the IP address of the PC *with smb://* in the first/front.
    eg. smb://
    or smb://$ (if you want to sign in...)
    4) Hit Enter or Click [Connect].
    (Come to think of it, you may need to sign in anyway...)
    5) Wait... A new browser window should open.

    You will also notice all Finder windows now have your PC's folder as a "mounted". This is how you "log off" of your PC. Click the Eject button on your mounted drive...

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