SMB Sharing to Windows - Does it work

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by kiteboy, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. kiteboy macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2014
    Hi all

    Im stumped at the moment - trying to set up a mac OS X mavericks to connect to a windows machine for a friend

    The windows machine has a static ip along with the mac too

    The windows 7 machine has been set to share one of its drives with everyone and set to full control

    No matter what I try I cannot connect to the windows machine or vise versa for that matter

    They both belong to WORKGROUP - to add to the confusion friend says the windows machine does show up sometimes but not others!!!

    Anybody give me any advice please - Im completely stuck - all the guides ive tried fail

    Ive tried cifs and smb on the mac too - still no joy

    Thanks anyone
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Does the Windows 7 machine have a firewall running on it?

    Are you using Finder > Go > Connect to Server ... to connect to the Windows share? smb://machinename/sharename
  3. kiteboy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2014
    Yes doing exactly that

    tried with just smb://
    tried cifs also

    and then smb://\

    just tried again tonight and I cant ping the windows machine - the default windows 7 firewall is on - will investigate some more did try turning that off last night with no luck
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Just to make the troubleshooting easier, I'd leave the Windows Firewall off until you've got everything working.

    When you setup the share on the Windows box, what did you call it? It's unusual (to me, anyway) to see a : in the name. I usually run into share names like D (minus the colon) when D:\ is being shared. When you map to that, it'd just be smb://
  5. kiteboy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2014
    Thanks it was the router afterall - rebooted it and everything started working


    Thanks guys

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