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Subject:   Sharing Other Mac Folders to a PC
Date:   2004-01-23 06:06:00
From:   martahari
Here's the scenario -

I have shared mac folders by going into the Get Info of the folder and giving it appropriate access to be shared on the network. Then I tried to use the terminal edit to share this additional folder to my PC. It shows up on my PC (I think, it's got a long name .... SMC...) but when I try to get into the folder from the PC it tells me I don't have appropriate rights - and doesn't give me the ability to enter in a name and password.

I am green with mac so help me here - the folder I want to share is on a different volume - than where my users folders are located. Does that make a difference? I tried to label it \\volumename\foldername but to no avail.

Please help!!

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  • Jason Deraleau photo RE: Sharing Other Mac Folders to a PC
    2004-01-23 06:13:12  Jason Deraleau | O'Reilly Author [View]

    What version of Windows?
    • RE: Sharing Other Mac Folders to a PC
      2004-01-23 09:55:59  martahari [View]

      It's Windows XP -

      Update - more description:

      There are 3 volumes on this mac: OS 10, OS 9, and Projects.

      I can successfully share folders on the OS 10 volume. I want to share the Projects volume - with everything in it. Is there a way to use the unix tweaking in this article to point the shares to the Projects volume? I have the projects volume shared on the network with all privleges on but still can't figure out how to make the windows pc see it.


      ps- can you describe what a volume is?