Vista laptop trying to connect to iMac

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by MoodyM, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. MoodyM macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    This is driving me mad - I have my iMac set to share my public folder, and my movies folder. On my girlfriend's Vista laptop, if I go into Network I can see "iMac", and I can double click it, but the only option after that is "Printers".

    I tried adding my girlfriend as a Sharing Account only on my Mac, but the only difference is when I double click "iMac" on her laptop, I have to input her username/password, but after that I still just see "Printers".

    I've tried making the folders available to "Everyone", "Users" and her specific sharing account, all with the same result.

    I've also tried just having SMB sharing on, and having FTP and SMB on, no luck.

    My Mac can see and user her Vista PC's public folder just fine, and I KNOW this CAN work, as I've used my daughter's Vista laptop to access my Mac's public folder before with no problems.

    Windows Firewall on my girlfriend's laptop is off, and on my Mac the firewall is set to allow all incoming connections.

    Any ideas? This is driving me mad! Thanks
  2. toodiverse4u macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    ACK...figures teh Vista would not connect easily

    Well that's what your friends get for not getting a Mac. Simple fix...GET a MAC!
  3. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    you are connecting as GUEST. Under run, type \\ip of the mac, login and all will be okay. Map the drive for easy access... have it mount on boot as well.

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