trying to share folders with windows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Todthebod, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Todthebod macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2007
    Wife got me a new MBP so I'm still trying to figure it out. I'm trying to share a folder with my windows desktop. Folder sharing is enabled in windows. I 'connect to server' on the MBP using my desktop's IP. I get a box that says 'guest' and 'registered' user. I select registered and it's asking for a username and password for the PC. Is this the router login? I used that and it doesn't take it. I don't have a password on windows. I've tried every possible login I have and nothing works. What is it wanting right here?
  2. Todthebod thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2007
    Just for anyone searching on here was wanting my windows admin user/pass. I had never set a password so it wouldn't work. Once I added a windows admin password it worked.
  3. waynep macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2009
    Your Win machine will have a login ID and a password if you set one, even if you have it set to auto-login. Go to your Control Panel, User accounts and you can find your id and set your password.

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