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File sharing between Mac OS X 10.5 and XP Pro is no longer working and I get the following error

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Last Modified: 2013-11-12
We have been sharing files in our office for the last year between Mac OSX 10.5 and XP Pro  All of a sudden one of our WD External Drives died and so did most of our Client backup Files.  We work in a graphic design office.  I then installed a Seagate Terabyte drive in my XP machine to share and back up files from the other production iMacs.  First few days we were able to back up files I can see the files still on my XP machine,  I can read them and launch the proper apps for them etc... However when I try and send more files from the mac machines or read files from the Terabyte Shared Drive all I am able to see is the shared drive from Finder.  I click on it and I get the Error message " The operation cannot be completed because the original item for "DRIVE NAME" cannot be found"  and sometimes get the error "unable to mount drive" or something like that.
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Is the shared drive you are clicking on in Finder an alias (shortcut) to the previous drive, perhaps?


I have rebooted both imacs a few times .... and I keep getting the same error messages




similar for sure....but I did not see any mention of the same error that I had in the entire document
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From the finder goto G0 --> Connect to Server and enter /Volumes.   Is there a folder with the name of the drive shared from the PC?  If so, delete and try mounting the Windows share one more time.



I am still working through all the possibilities and did not want to keep the question open anymore.   Thanks for your input

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