Sharing with Windows Computers and Leopard

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  1. jcjcjc87 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I recently updated my Macbook to leopard and for the most part everything is working Ok. However I have to share files with a network with windows computers. I never had a problem with Tiger, My Home folder would be shared and as long as you typed in the password access to it was fine. What I liked was my Home folder was the only folder you could access.

    Now with Leopard, my home folder is shared, however so is my whole HDD, even if i had a usb drive plugged in at the time, that is shared too. Can I change this to so only my home folder is shared, like it was with Tiger.

    I have tried playing with the firewall and other sharing setting but cannot work it out. Hope someone can help!!

    Cheers,

    Jason
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    This is normal - if you wish to change the defaults go into System Preferences, click Sharing, then look in there - I know there are options for specifying exactly what you want shared. I'd tell you where they were but I'm not at my Mac right now.
     
  3. jcjcjc87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have gone into sharing in system preferences and the only folders I have shared are my home folder and my Public Folder, but it still shares my whole HDD.
     
  4. bob007 macrumors newbie

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    hi
    I have the same problem.
    Please tell us what is the solution for this...

    if i share a folder, my leopard shares the whole hdd with it.

    So if you had already done it. please share with me :)


    thank you very much:cool:
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Open System Preferences, then Sharing. Turn File Sharing on, if it isn't on. Then... see this Apple Support article for the details:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/17131.html
     
  6. bob007 macrumors newbie

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    thank you for your quick reply.

    Unfortunatelly, this does not solve the problem in 100%.
    at my macbook im the only user bob (admin priv.) and guest (login off share off)
    when i share with bob, and do the support step by step, when i connect from the windows pc (simply with totalcmd and i write \\192.168.2.32\) then the windows ask me a password. I give the bob user and password then it connects successfully, but (i think because i am an admin user) i see all my hard disks and my home(user) folder in the macbook and my shared folder.

    what i would like to do, if it is possible (in tiger it was possible, i have friends who uses tiger, and it works like winxp... ) that i share a probe folder, then anybody who is at my network LAN, could see me, and ONLY my shared folder. no user/password requies and not shown the whole hdd :)

    is this possible? i use leopard 10.5.5. and i think this is a small bug :(

    waiting for your answere, and thanks again.
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    You need to enable file sharing for the Guest account first. Once that's done (you can do this in the Accounts preference pane), go back to the Sharing pane. Click the plus. Go find the folder you wish to share. Add the guest account to the list of people allowed to use this shared folder. Then, proceed as per the article.
     
  8. bob007 macrumors newbie

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    thanks, its works now.
    i activate guest account only share
    i active file share at syspref. smb option on, no user selected at the options.
    i copy the folder to the users public folder, than i share my users public folder. for everyone read and write, windows user can read/write, if everyone readonly... etc.

    this was the best way, not to show the whole hdd, and windows users do not have to enter password.


    thank you for your replies, and time.
     
  9. tonyl macrumors 6502

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    do you know why I can't connect to my home folder from a Linux box but fine to other hard drives?
     
  10. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    That is odd. Linux doesn't understand AFS but can connect to Mac shares with SMB or NFS (SMB's easy to set up; NFS is considerably more difficult as there's no GUI).
     
  11. boppin macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    when I click on the + I don't see a user called "guest". How can I add it?
     

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