File Sharing Setting on Mac OS X to Windows 7 – Are you curious on how to share files between Mac OS X and Windows PC easily? Well, indeed you’ll need to setup several things to enable file sharing from Mac to Windows PC. Read on..
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How to Enable File Sharing on Mac OS X
Step 1. Launch System Preferences app >> click on [Sharing] >> Enable file sharing by check-marking the “File Sharing” option
Step 2. Once File Sharing is turned on >> select it >> click on the [Options..] button >> click the check box next to “Share files and folders using SMB (Windows)” >> click on the checkbox next to the user accounts you want to share or access from Windows (you might need to answer the password) >> click on [Done]
Sharing Files from Mac to Windows
Step 1. On your Mac launch System Preferences app again >> click on [Sharing] >> take note of your Macs IP address. Your IP is displayed right after afp://
Step 2. On your Windows PC/laptop click on Start menu >> choose [Run] >> now type in your Mac’s IP Address in the Run box in format like this “\\192.168.1.9\” (without quote and replace that numbers with your own IP >> then click [OK]
Step 3. You’ll be asked to enter your shared Mac OS X users login and password followed by clicking [OK].
Step 4. A new folder synced to shared directory on your Mac will appear on your Windows. You can access your Mac files there then download it to your Windows machine.