File Sharing

Posted on 2006-05-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I have a shared folder set on a windows XP Pro machine and want to set a password on it so when I try to access it from my mac on my network, it will prompt me for a password...any idea how to do this?
Question by:smashmouthftball
    LVL 24

    Expert Comment

    if you are using latest version of OS X, there is no problem at all.  Just share the folder as you would do in Windows and on the Mac, use cmd(apple)-k and key in smb:\\yourxpname\yoursharefoldername.

    It will then ask u credential to access the folder.

    Author Comment

    ok, how do I share a folder in windows that will request a password from a mac user...this is because I am on a unprotected wireless network and any mac user with airport can access my shared files...
    LVL 24

    Accepted Solution

    That question should be addressed in Windows but not Mac Networking.  However, I will try to help with my limited knowledge:

    1) Open up Windows Explorer and select Tools->Folder Options
    2) Select the <View> tab
    3) Scroll down all the way and uncheck the "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)"
    4) Click on <Apply> button and click <OK> button
    5) Right click on the folder that you want to share
    6) Select "Sharing and Security..."
    7) Click on the Radio Button <Share this folder>
    8) Click on the <Permissions> button and add in the user account(s) what you allow to folder to be shared

    *note: this means that you have to create the account of the users that you want to share the folder, and the Mac user can then enter the username and password which is created on the Windows machine.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

    Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

    SUMMARY Enterprise backup in a heterogeneous network is a subject full of complications and restrictions. Issues such as filename & path structure, attributes and extended metadata always tend to complicate the subject to the extent where either …
    In this article we will discuss some EI Capitan Mail app issues and provide some manual process to resolve them.
    Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…
    Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

    760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    11 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now