Yosemite can't see Windows 7 shares or printers

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by kimjohnsson, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. kimjohnsson macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2013
    Hi guys!

    I'm trying to set up an old Mini-PC to be my tucked-away printer server, but I'm running into problems. My Mac is running Yosemite, and the PC is running Win7 Pro.

    This is the situation:

    - I have shared a printer and a hard drive on the PC
    - I can see and access the PC's shares on the PC itself, in Explorer -> Network
    - I can't see the PC in Finder under Network
    - I can open a Screen Share to my PC from my Mac using Connect To Server -> vnc://acer.lan
    - I can successfully ping the Windows machine using both its name acer.lan and its IP
    - I can see my Mac in Explorer, but I can't access/open it
    - There is no Home Group defined on the PC
    - Both machines are in the same workgroup

    I'm relatively new to Mac, so there might be an obvious solution to this that I'm not aware of. This should in any case be basic functionality, so there must be a way.

    Any help appreciated!


  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  3. kimjohnsson thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2013

    OK, thanks for the tip. I ended up resetting my router and re-installing Yosemite, and then the PC just showed up. But I have other problems now...



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