mac osx 10.3.9 & PC win xp (moved from netware)

Posted on 2005-04-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-29

I have a mac osx & winxp box both connnect to the same subnet, both login fine, but I want to share the data on both. What's the best way of doing this. I want to be able to see the hard drive on the mac from the pc and the pc from the mac.
Any help appricated.

thanks in advance

Question by:jfairley
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    Accepted Solution

    On Mac OS X 10.3 Panther:
    Click on System Preferences - Sharing
    Make sure the Services tab is selected
    Click to check Windows Sharing
    Note your Mac's IP address at the bottom of the window

    On Windows XP:
    Click on Start - Search
    Click on Computers or people - A computer on the network
    Enter the Mac's IP address that you noted above
    Enter your OS X username and password
    Set up a shared folder on XP:
    Right-click on the folder to be shared
    Click on Properties
    Click on the Sharing tab
    Click on Share this folder on the network (so the folder can be read by the Mac)
    Click on Allow network users to change my files (so the folder can be written-to by the Mac)
    Click on Apply
    Click on OK

    Access the shared XP folder from OS X:
    Click on Finder - Go - Connect to Server
    Click on the Server and PC to connect
    Click on Connect
    Enter your Mac username and password
    Click on OK
    Select the name of the shared folder to access
    Click on OK

    Your shared XP folder now appears on the Mac desktop, allowing you to copy files from XP or OS X to the folder and retrieve them on the other computer.
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    Expert Comment

    Try installing ALSO...PCMACLAN.....

    you can access your mac just like a as your pc just like a mac machine...

    it's very easy to use...
    LVL 7

    Expert Comment

    With mac os X PCMACLAN is not neccessary.

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