Access Mac OS X from Vista PC Tags: Configuration Laptops Windows Vista Mac Os Mac OS X Last response: November 15, 2010 1:28 PM in Mac Os X Share sentry1 November 14, 2010 1:05:38 AM I have a Mac Mini running OS X 10.6.5, and a Windows Vista SP2 laptop. I sync my iPhone to the Mini, so all my photos and videos are saved there. Now, I want to be able to access the Mini from my Vista laptop. Windows Sharing is on, and in Vista I select: Run --> "\\192.168.1.100" (the IP address of the Mini) and an explorer window pops up asking me for a password. I enter the password for the administrator account I use to log in on the Mini, "user1" and "blahblah", where "user1" is the user ID, not the name associated with the account. Annnnd... nothing. I keep getting a message that Windows is unable to log me in. What am I missing here? More about : access mac vista Ijack a b D Laptop November 14, 2010 5:56:23 AM sentry1 said:Windows Sharing is on That's a little ambiguous. Do you mean you have set up Windows sharing on the Mac Mini? If so it should just work. If not it won't. Also, I believe that you should be typing "\\192.168.1.100\user1" as it's your home folder that's being shared. m 0 l sentry1 November 14, 2010 9:15:46 PM Yes, Windows Sharing is enabled on the Mac Mini. It still doesn't work, neither does trying to access the home folder. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer fellskrazykayaker November 15, 2010 1:28:35 PM sentry1 said:Yes, Windows Sharing is enabled on the Mac Mini. It still doesn't work, neither does trying to access the home folder. There is a checkbox to enable SMB but also check boxes for each individual user account you want to access with SMB. Did you make sure to check the box next to account "user1"? Also make sure that both computers are in the same workgroup. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedcan my pc run mac os x 10.5.5 ? Forum SolvedHow can I update my Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban PC game for my Mac OS X 10.8.5 format? Forum Mac OS X windows 7 unable to access internet Forum SolvedHow do I connect a Win 7 PC to a Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion Server Forum SolvedMac OS X on PC Forum Mac Os X on PC Forum Windows 7 and Mac OS X on the same PC Forum Configuration of mac os x installation on intel pc Forum Home build pc into mac os x? Forum Mac OS X Snow Leopard on PC Forum Mac OS X on a PC Forum SolvedChange an internet IP on mac OS X 10.8.5 Forum Fido's Merlin GPRS PC-Card on Mac OS X Forum Solvedvmware : mac os x lion Forum SolvedNeed help on unique situation with Mac OS X Mountain Lion Forum SolvedCan I install Mac OS X on this rig? Forum SolvedMac OS X USB Boot Drive Forum Solvedinstall Mac OS x 5.4 on ibook g4 laptop Forum Solveddownload windows to a mac os x computer Forum SolvedI need help installing mac os x snow leopard on my macbook pro 5,5 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Mac Os X categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !