Mac file sharing with Windows question

Posted on 2005-05-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I have my windows machine networked to my Mac running Tiger.

I can connect to the Mac no problem, and open up the user's home directory, public folder, etc.  But I'm running into a stange problem.  If I save an Appleworks document in Word fo Windows 2000 format into the public directory, I can no longer see this document on the Mac OR the Windows machine.  The file is saved, but I can't see it.  If I save it in Appleworks format, I can see it (but I can't open it from Windows).

Am I missing something?
Question by:AsenathWaite
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    Are you saving it with a file extension? Even without one, you should be able to see it at least on the Mac.

    Can you see it when browsing from the terminal?

    > ls -la ~/Public

    Are you logging in to the Mac from the Windows machine with a username and password? Have you tried logging in as a guest and just accessing the Public folder?

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    I tried to view it from the Terminal (ls -la ~/Public) after saving it in Public, but I STILL couldn't see the file.

    very strange
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    It must be either not saving as intended or saving somewhere else. Have you tried a Spotlight search for part of the file name on your whole computer?

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    searched the whole computer.

    I think this is a bug in Tiger.  Maybe I should alert Apple?  I'm sure with an update it will be corrected.
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    I'd be sure to check a few variables first:

    - Did it work before Tiger?
    - Does it not save in that format anywhere, or just the Public folder?
    - Will it save in every other format?

    Aside from that, I would say this is a bit of a strange one and worth reporting or calling in.

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