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Access Mac OS X from Vista PC

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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?

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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.
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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.
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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.
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