Windows 7 not showing up in Shared

TwiztedTD

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 30, 2012
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Hi everyone, I have a windows 7 pro machine and a MAC OSX.

My Mac used to be able to see my Windows XP machine in the shared spot in Finder.

Now ive replaced it with a new Windows 7 pro machine, and it no longer shows up in the shared spot under finder.

I can go to Go > Connect to Server > and connect that way.

But once I reboot, the Windows 7 pro machine is gone.

Thank you for your help.
 

dacoolest

macrumors regular
Nov 11, 2011
184
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I had the same issue. It used to show windows computers on the sidebar but then suddenly disappeared. But then I found that although its not automatically being listed in sidebar, i can get it by secondary clicking on the finder icon on the dock and then selecting "connect to server" or something.
 

TwiztedTD

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 30, 2012
2
0
Computer browser is set to auto and is running when I try this.

Anyone else had this issue?

I have heard about going to the finder and then connect to server... I was just hoping there would be a way to make this work easier. The person isnt to computer literate.
 
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