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Windows 7: Need Help Accessing Mac from Windows 7 On Home Network

09 Feb 2014   #1
amsgator

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Need Help Accessing Mac from Windows 7 On Home Network

I'm having trouble accessing my Mac from Windows 7. My Mac shows visible in Windows Explorer, but I can't access the files/folders. File/folder sharing is enabled and both are on the same workgroup. The issue I am having is when I try to actually access the folders it is telling me I don't have permission. I can access the user folder \Aaron but anything past that it denies.



Windows never asked me for my Mac login credentials which may be the problem. All the instructions I'm finding say it should ask for them. I cannot figure out how to input them anywhere in order to gain access.

I can access my Windows machine from my Mac fine, but not the other way around. Any help is appreciated.


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09 Feb 2014   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Did you turn on SMB sharing on the MAC?

MAC's use AFP for sharing so you need to enable SMB. The following YouTube video shows how to do this and how to get sharing between the two to work. How to share files between Windows and Mac | lynda.com - YouTube

You could also try adding the credentials from the MAC to the Windows 7 credential manager, in "Windows Credentials" via the Control Panel.

You would also need to share out which ever folders you want to be available on the Windows 7 machine.
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09 Feb 2014   #3
amsgator

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The credential manager fixed it. Thanks! I'm not sure why it didn't prompt me for it. Thanks!
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09 Feb 2014   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amsgator View Post
The credential manager fixed it. Thanks! I'm not sure why it didn't prompt me for it. Thanks!
I'm glad adding the Windows credential worked because that was my first guess before I looked around for the YouTube video's. Adding credentials there seems to also be fixing Windows server access problems.
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