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Windows 7: Share Files between a PC and a Mac running W7 on Parallels

04 Sep 2015   #1
wcormode

Windows 7 64 bit and Parallels Desktop Windows 64 bit
 
 
Share Files between a PC and a Mac running W7 on Parallels

I used to only use PC and I have been using Mac's for the last 10 or so years. But I still have PC's for certain programs.

Here is my issue: I have a PC laptop that runs some accounting software on Windows 7. I have another Mac computer that is running Windows 7 on Parallels Desktop. I need for the accounting software running on W7 inside the Mac to see the folder/s on the PC to share the data. While both computers are technically on the same network, they are not because the Mac computer is supplying the Parallels version with the internet. So the Parallel W7 thinks it has an ethernet connection.

I am mostly positive that this is why Workgroups do not work. But as I have said I am so far out of the loop I really no longer no much at all about administering a PC.

How do I let the two operating systems see each other and share folders?
Any help would be appreciated.


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04 Sep 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you try setting Bridged Mode on Parallels yet? KB Parallels: Which networking mode (Bridged, Shared or Host-Only) should I use for the virtual machine?

Once set correctly, both PCs (real and virtual) should see each other. Additional configuration may be needed on the PCs though once you get to that point.
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04 Sep 2015   #3
wcormode

Windows 7 64 bit and Parallels Desktop Windows 64 bit
 
 

Thank you so much. All of my other macs were set up with bridged but that one was set up as shared. I can see it now. I am going to run over to the PC and share the files and I will let you know if that worked.
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04 Sep 2015   #4
wcormode

Windows 7 64 bit and Parallels Desktop Windows 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Did you try setting Bridged Mode on Parallels yet? KB Parallels: Which networking mode (Bridged, Shared or Host-Only) should I use for the virtual machine?

Once set correctly, both PCs (real and virtual) should see each other. Additional configuration may be needed on the PCs though once you get to that point.
I can now see the computer under network. I tried sharing the C drive under advanced sharing. But for Object name it wont find the computer in question. I can even see the C drive but I do not have permission. The files in question cannot be in the public folders because they belong to an application.
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04 Sep 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I can't understand what you mean by Object name.

Is the Network Location set to Home? (Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network
Try disabling Windows Firewall for both public and private networks for now.

Are you being asked a username/password while trying to access the share? Perhaps Password Protected Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 7
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04 Sep 2015   #6
wcormode

Windows 7 64 bit and Parallels Desktop Windows 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
I can't understand what you mean by Object name.

Is the Network Location set to Home? (Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network
Try disabling Windows Firewall for both public and private networks for now.

Are you being asked a username/password while trying to access the share? Perhaps Password Protected Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 7
Network Locations are set to Work. Is that a problem?

I am not being asked a password, it just says that I do not have permission.

The attached images are what I mean by object name. I may be trying to do it completely wrong.


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04 Sep 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try changing to Home, and enable password protected sharing if it is not so. Makes sure both are in the same Workgroup. Firewalls off. Add Everyone to share permissions as Full Control. Also add everyone to NTFS permissions with Full Control (Security tab when you right click the folder). These are not the best for security reasons but should help while trying it out.
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