connect to Macbook Pro

Posted on 2015-02-10
Last Modified: 2015-02-16
How i an connect to macbook pro laptop from my windows 7 machine , i need to access it as hidden share which exist in the windows
Question by:Alkannetworks
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ID: 40600637
This set-up requires complex settings.
I suggest you see titled:
"How to Share Folders from Mac OS X with Windows 7 & Windows 8 PCs"
By Ciprian Adrian Rusen on 03/26/2013
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ID: 40602038
What do you mean by hidden share?

Author Comment

ID: 40602691
I Mean connect as ( Machine IP\D$)
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serialband earned 500 total points
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I just wanted to make sure that was what you meant.

Create a folder with a name followed by the dollar ($) symbol (e.g. Hidden$  Secret$).  Then share that folder in System Preferences --> Sharing as an SMB share.  When you connect to your system without explicitly naming the share, it will not appear in the list of available shares.  On Windows these C$ shares are explicitly included when you allow Administrative shares, but you could turn that off and share them with different names such as My_Boot_Disk$ for C:\.  You have always been able to create your own "hidden" share manually by adding a $ after any share name.  Like all "hidden" items, there are ways to enumerate them and discover them, but it will be hidden to the average user.

Suppose you shared the following folders on your MAC

When you connect to
it will open a dialog box that shows only the first 2 shares.


You'll be able to connect to your hidden folder when you explicitly name them during connection time

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ID: 40611787
many thanks

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