OS X :: Can't Get It To Find Shared Folders On Macs

Jul 16, 2009

I have a new PC running Windows 7 RC, but I can't get it to find the shared folders on my Macs, nor can my Macs see the shared folders on the PC. Any ideas how to get at least one way working (preferably so that the Macs can see the PC).I'm running 10.5.7, and if I "Connect to Server" and dial in smb:// and the PCs IP address, I get a login window, but it won't let me log in. I have no password on the PC.

Also, I followed the advice in another post here, http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=635271), but it didn't make any difference.

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OS X :: Bunch Of Shared Drives Or Folders Showed In My Finder Under Shared?

Feb 19, 2010

A couple of months ago I was at the head office and connected to the in house Wifi. When I did, a bunch of shared drives or folders showed in my finder under "Shared". I figured no biggie, when I got away from the head office they'd go away. But they didn't. And I can't figure out how to get rid of them.See attached photo.

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Aug 11, 2010

I've set some share folders, from windows xp I can open the folders (even create files) and see the child folders but when I try to open them I get access denied.

I'm using snow leopard 10.6 on a mac mini, can anyone tell me what I need to do to fix this?

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Nov 3, 2008

I have my Mac Pro connected to my hp c3100 printer. It is shared, all sharing options are enabled on the Mac Pro. 2 Macbooks and an iMac cannot find or see this printer. Networking, screensharing, file transfers, they all work fine. Just can't see the printer. Is AppleTalk required to do this? Here's some screenshots from the Mac Pro. I have never tried to network a printer in Leopard, I seem to remember it was easier in Tiger.

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Aug 3, 2009

I just got an iMac. For the first few hours it was turned on, my MBP showed up in the iMac's Finder, and vice versa. However now, for the past two days, neither Mac has shown up in the others Finder. Connecting to afp://[their ip address] lets me see the public folders, but I still can't use the shared iTunes libraries, or share screens.

The same thing happened with the MBP and other Windows/Linux devices on the network, as well as my jailbroken iPod with Netatalk installed, but I just chalked that up to the klugey nature of mixed networking. Guess that wasn't the problem.

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May 28, 2008

Just updated to 10.5.3 and I still can't see shared folders?

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Oct 30, 2008

I have installed windows xp and windows vista in my mac by VMware fusion (v 2.0 (116369))I used to access my shared folder from xp by the shortcut on the desktop, but suddenly I can't anymore when I click on the Z: drive (\.host) it gives me this message:

efers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.

and the weird thing is xp connected to the internet! if its connected to the internet thats mean there is a connection between mac and xp. However, everything is working fine in vista!

I did tried:
Restart windows
Restart Mac
Disconnect / Connect network adapter
Switched the adapter to NAT (which is the default) / Bridge / Host-only nothing happen any idea why is this happening or what am i missing?

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Mar 20, 2009

I have my music shared on my home network and i would like it if they could not change my files around. Every time i change the settings to Read Only for all of the users/groups it reverts back to Read & Write. How do i go about making my folders read only?

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Software :: Mac OSX Cannot See Windows XP Shared Folders?

Oct 31, 2009

have a new IMac (OSX 10.5.8 Leopard) - I am a very new Mac user.

When I first I set up my Mac it immediately recognized the shared folders from my Windows XP machine. I did NOT have to configure networks or anything like that. I plugged in my Mac - the folders appeared in view. No problem.

But yesterday, in trying to repair issues on the Windows machine requiring that I disconnect net connection temporarily, Mac then showed a "lost connection" / disconnection to the shared folder. And from then on, it now cannot see the shared folders, nor can it even successfully ping the Windows pc.

Here's the current status:

Windows machine is hard wired - it CAN ping Mac right now. Mac is (and always has been) on router. It can NOT ping windows.

These machines are about 2 feet away from each other on the same net connection.

Because I have never had to especially configure either machine to see the other- I was afraid to continue trying to negotiate new networks - when there may be some other problem and I am not informed enough about Macs to determine what it is.

What I am really trying to do is move a large amount of files over to use on the Mac - and I would rather have it direct on the network then start saving many gigs to a separate drive then manually installing them.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Show All Shared Folders On Mac?

Feb 5, 2012

I have a Windows PC. It has lots of shared folders. Suppose the name of the PC is "WinPC1". If I use a Windows laptop, I could easily see all shared folders by typing "\WinPC1" in the address bar. 

Now, I am using a Mac. I know I can add specific folders by adding the server as "smb://WinPC1/<individual folder name>", but it cannot map the root "smb://WinPC1". Suppose there are 100 shared folders, then I would have 100 mounted folders on Mac. 

Is there any way to map the root folder, like in Windows PC? I mean I only want a mounted folder for the "smb://WinPC1", not "smb://WinPC1/docs", "smb://WinPC1/musics",... and so on.

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Dec 3, 2014

I am getting my MacBook Pro running Yosemite ready to sell. After deleting all old information and reinstalling OS X, I still see my old computer's name as a shared device in the finder sidebar.

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Dec 1, 2014

My original user account had a problem when upgrading to Mavericks, so that i don't have to re-install and run the risk of bring the issue back when reloading I thought that if I could et access to my pictures and files from my new user account then i could just delete that account. 

I'm wary of upgrading to The new releases until i can sort this out. 

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)

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OS X :: Syncing Multiple Folders Over 2 Macs Wirelessly?

Jul 9, 2009

im kinda anal about backing **** up. that said...

im getting a MBP for school blah blah blah yadda yadda yadda

i need a program that will allow me to automatically sync files between both my macs. (preferably wirelessly)

id like the notes i take in class on the mbp to sync with the imac when i get home. Id like my picture folders, design work folders, and documents folders to be in sync on both computers whenever im home.

if i add new pictures on the mbp, take new notes, or work on a .psd file.

I want them available on the imac without me having to manually bring them over and vice versa.

i just need a way for the folders to sync whenever im home.

that way when i do a back up on my imac, it also has a back up of the folders on the mbp.

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Mar 14, 2012

I travel with a macbook air and usually take a copy of my entire "data" folder with me. When I get back to my imac I need to be able to ansfer any new or amended files from the macbook air to my imac.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Sep 9, 2008

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After updating my Macbook to 10.10.1, My Windows 7 machine can't log in to the shared folders.

I keep getting an error: " Log in failure: unknowing username or bad password " 

No settings have been changed on my Windows Machine and everything was working fine till updating my Macbook to 10.10.1 

However my Macbook can still connect to the shared folders on my Windows 7 Machine.... Also I have checked the LmCompatibilityLevel on Windows and all seems okay.

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May 26, 2008

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Aug 13, 2010

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iMac has:
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Id like to get it like the macbook setup where it uses the mac sent icon rather than displaying the sent mail folder and likewise with the trash icon and the bin folder...

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Files Sometimes Missing From Folders After Copying Between Macs?

Feb 15, 2012

We have a 2009 intel iMac here, running Leopard (10.5.8). We receive files from customers via browser-based FTP or email on this mac, and the boss puts these files in appropriately-named folders, and copies those folders into the appropriate place on our file server – a G5 (1.8Gz single processor 2.5Gb RAM) also running Leopard 10.5.8. All macs here are connected via ethernet using TCP/IP (of course) 

However, every now and then, there are files missing from these folders. For example one folder (that had 100 images or so) had 4 files missing after copying to the file server, even though the folder was dragged across wholesale, not the contents. All filename conventions are standardised before being sent to us, and do not use any illegal characters that may cause a problem between differing OSs or processor platforms. 

This issue may not be limited to these two macs, but there may not enough network traffic between other macs to show this issue on other machines – it only seems to occur when copying across large batches of files, and does not happen all the time. There is no one thing that sticks out that links the missing files – i.e. filenames/filetype, etc. It seems completely random. 

I thought that TCP/IP was supposed to check data packets to ensure that all data was sent properly, but no errors are received on either side. 

Is there some sort of maintenance (other than repairing permissions, which is done on a weekly basis on the fileserver) that I can run

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Mar 11, 2012

I currently have a MacBook Pro and I'm considering buying an iMac for home use. I want to keep the files between both computers in sync. It would also be a plus to keep mail, contacts, photos, etc., in sync between both computers, but my main focus is files and documents.

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May 22, 2012

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Sep 3, 2014

I have used my passport for mac as a time machine for my home computer and my work computer - both are macbook pro. I wanted to transfer documents from one computer to the other from the backups.backupdb, but when I get to the folders like "desktop", "documents", "downloads" etc. I get an error message saying "The folder “Desktop” can’t be opened because you don’t have permission to see its contents." and there´s a red "stop" icon on the folder. 

In case I loose one computer, how I can access the data on another computer? 

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Nov 3, 2010

I've noticed that I can add folders from network shares (in this case samba) to my sidebar in finder but I can't seem to add the actual share folder.So if my server has the share stuff and inside stuff there is a folder named documents I can drag that folder to places in my sidebar but I can't do the same with stuff. Does anyone know of any solution to this?

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Jul 18, 2010

I think I have my mac setup to network with my laptop pc. I accidentally found my desktop PC on my mac the other nite but now I forgot how I found it. Where do I go on the mac to find my network shared pc's. My daughter put a movie on my laptop, was wondering if I could watch it on my mac?

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May 25, 2008

I'm running 10.5.1 server on a G5 and plain old 10.5.2 on two other Macs. When I reboot the server, the other two Macs appear in the Shared section in the sidebar of a Finder window. I can mount their disks and share their screens.

After some indeterminate time (days, sometimes hours), they disappear from the sidebar. I can ping them and I can mount their file systems via "Connect to server ...", but I can't get to their screens. I have two PC's and a Linux box and they never disappear. And on each non-server Mac, the server and the other non are always there.

Why do my shared Macs vanish from the server?

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May 2, 2008

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Oct 8, 2008

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OS X :: Best Way To Find Huge Folders / Files?

Sep 26, 2010

I have read these forums/google for a definitive/best way to track down the files that are clogging up your hard drive. I've tried the Smart Folder route and for whatever reason it doesn't work as well as I'd like. What is the best way to do this?

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I need to find the Library Folder in my User's folder, since that is where my Quicken 2015 data is stored. When I use the Open command in Quicken I get the following path to the Quicken 2015 Data File: 

     User > My User's Folder > Library > Application Support > Quicken 2015 > Data Files 

When I try to access that through my Macintosh HD there is no Library Folder in my User's Folder. I am guessing it is invisible, how do I find it? I am running OSX Yosemite 10.10.1.

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Sep 12, 2009

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