Windows XP & Mac networking issue

marknicholls

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I have followed the guide (which is excellent) My PC can access my Mac's folders but when i click finder, connect to server and log in (i have tried my windows log in and my macos login) it says:

The operation cannot be completed because of one or more required items cannot be found (error code -43)

Does anyone know what this means?

Many Thanks
 

belvdr

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Try specifying the PC computer name when logging in:

<PC NAME>\<Username> as in PC1\administrator

Also, make sure your PC firewall is turned off or allows File/Printer Sharing.
 

marknicholls

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Just tried that....didnt do any good :(

The pc can see my mac so at least I can copy and paste files on my PC from my mac, but i wanted direct access to the PC's HDD from my mac
 

marknicholls

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belvdr said:
Did you specifically share the root of your hard drive? It seems that the admin shares (C$, D$, etc) do not work as expected outside of a windows domain.

I have shared the route and each folder on the drive TNA
 

swiftaw

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I am not sure if this is mentioned in the guide or not but when you give the folders on your PC a share name this share name cannot contain any spaces else your Mac will not recognize them.
 

c6viperkiller

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Try This

I was having a similar problem with my machine running tiger and one running xp. First off, i don't know if it is required, but i think it helps if the computers are on the same workgroup. You can find out the macs by going into directory access, and double clicking SMB/CIFS. To see the windows workgroup, right click my computer, go to properties, then the computer name tab. You can change the workgroup in there.

Next, I am running internet security and that was blocking my macs ip address. I needed to go in and configure the firewall to allow that ip address. My guess is that a firewall is preventing you from logging on.

Hope this helps
 

baummer

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swiftaw said:
I am not sure if this is mentioned in the guide or not but when you give the folders on your PC a share name this share name cannot contain any spaces else your Mac will not recognize them.
Not true..mine have spaces and the Mac sees it just fine.

As for the OP, make sure that everything is shared properly. Second, make sure no firewall, etc. is blocking access. Also, try a reboot of the XP machine, I had to do this before when I got that error message.
 

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