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Windows 7: Networking with a Mac?

16 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC
Networking with a Mac?

I have a new PC running Windows 7 RC, but I can't get it to find the shared folders on my Macs, nor can my Macs see the shared folders on the PC. Any ideas how to get at least one way working?

I'm running 10.5.7 on the Mac, and if I "Connect to Server" and dial in smb:// and the PCs IP address, I get a login window, but it won't let me log in. It says I have incorrect user name or password. But I have no password on the PC.

Also, I followed the advice in another post, Accessing Mac and windows 7 on same network - Mac Forums), but it didn't make any difference.


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17 Jul 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)

Accounts with blank passwords will NOT work unless the Guest account is enabled (which I highly recommend not enabling)

Try setting a password on your account or if you really do not want a password on your primary account create a secondard account with a password and use that one only for connecting.
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