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Windows 7: Can connect from Mac to Windows 7 PC but NOT from Windows 7 to Mac.


31 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Can connect from Mac to Windows 7 PC but NOT from Windows 7 to Mac.

I having a similar issue to this thread (File sharing works from PC-A to PC-B, but not vice-versa.) but have Windows 7-64bit & Mac 10.7 (Lion). I have connected in the past but as of a month or so ago I haven't been able to. Possibly a Windows or Mac update has changed things(?).

From Mac I can connect to Windows 7 PC but NOT from Windows 7 to Mac so I'm assuming this is a Windows issue. I got my Mac's computer name & password, then typed these into the "Enter Network Account", which appears when I select the Mac, but it fails.

Need some help as I'm not sure how to troubleshoot this.

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31 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

As I said, up till about a month ago I wasn't having problems but now I am.

This is where I'm having problems (see photo). When I pick the Mac icon in Computer, a security window pops open. I'm using my Windows 7 name \ Mac name, then my password for my Mac. This worked before but not now. No matter what I try I cannot connect to my Mac.


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31 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Windows 7 and Lion OS File Sharing Problem

Just found the above post. Looks hopeless!
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31 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Odd thing here is it took a call to Apple Care (I purchased a 3 year warranty called Apple Care) to resolve this. They provided this site (File Sharing Mac OS X Lion and PC Windows 7 | Mac OS X) & also a suggestion from a similar post on this site (File sharing works from PC-A to PC-B, but not vice-versa.).

I believe the issue was what I was using for my Mac computer's name & also a change found in the TrickyWays.com | Windows, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, PSP, Office, Vista, Windows 7, Snow Leopard, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Guides articular. On Mac Preferences/Sharing then File Sharing/Options there was an unchecked box. Both need to checked.

As I mentioned before, I was able to connect prior to Mac 10.7 (Lion) by using the computer name listed in Mac preferences. After the install of 10.7, sharing from Windows 7 to Mac stopped. From Mac to Windows 7, however, still worked.

I guess in desperation I used my full name (first & last without space or .) & password & it worked.

Hope this helps some other lost souls!
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