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File sharing between Mac 10.3 and WinXP Home

Okay, this is me posting a tech support question.

What’s the simplest way to mount my WinXP (Home) computer on my Mac’s desktop? I thought it would be as simple as turning on sharing on the PC and then browsing to it on the desktop (in "Network)… but there’s nothing there. Anyone out there know what I should do?

by Shinji Kuwayama at 2004-08-22 17:57:27 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) | Bookmark | | Report spam→

my god, is it possible that my brother is asking for technical advice?
my world comes crashing down around me.

by teru kuwayama | 23 Aug 2004 10:08 | | Report spam→
The question is, can anyone meet my challenge? Or am I yet the mightiest Lightstalker of all?

by Shinji Kuwayama | 23 Aug 2004 18:08 (ed. Aug 23 2004) | | Report spam→
I think Greg Choat is the only possible contender to the throne.
if he can’t help you, maybe you have to consult that oracle that the Dalai Lama uses. it would be cool to get those guys on board as well.

by teru kuwayama | 23 Aug 2004 19:08 | | Report spam→
To answer my own question, it turns out that the Mac (10.3.5, anyway) can’t automatically discover local SMB shares unless there’s a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) present to broadcast them. The workaround is very easy — you just go to Directory Access and manually select the local Workgroup in SMB preferences.

Thanks for nothing, Nechung Oracle!

by Shinji Kuwayama | 29 Aug 2004 16:08 | | Report spam→

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