Sharing files to Windows XP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dhokes, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. dhokes macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2012

    I'm trying to share a folder on my new iMac to my Windows XP laptop though I can't see where I'm going wrong.

    I can see the iMac displayed on the laptop when I click on 'view workgroup computers'. I double click on the Mac displayed and enter the following:

    username: 'iMac\(the user name that is shown in the Users folder)'
    password: my iMac password

    Yet I can't seem to access anything. :confused:
  2. vmachiel macrumors 68000

    Feb 15, 2011
    Check your sharing option in settings, I believe you should set which folders can be accessed. I'm not sure though, I've never done it.
  3. dhokes thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2012
    I've selected a folder and it appears in the Shared Folders list.

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