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Can someone on Windows get into my network?
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jeff k
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Jun 8, 2010, 03:10 PM
 
My intern is on her Windows laptop.
She's is online, but can she get to my files?
We can't seem to figure it out. thanks.
     
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Jun 8, 2010, 03:14 PM
 
Care to give more details ?

Network topography, what OSes involved, any network shares etc... ?

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Jun 8, 2010, 07:10 PM
 
Hey turtle, do you really think jeff k is going to understand when you ask for network topography?

jeff, do you want your employee to have access to your files from your Mac on her Windows laptop? Or do you want to restrict access? If you want her to have access, then we can walk through that, whereas if you don't want her to have access we can help you figure that out too.

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
     
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Jun 8, 2010, 09:54 PM
 
Sounds like you want to enable sharing. In system preferences, Go to the sharing pane. enable windows sharing. you will have to enable it manually for each account. Then on her computer it should appear as a windows workgroup. Once she enters your username and password your drive will mount on her computer.
     
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Jun 9, 2010, 12:34 PM
 
Macaddict,
dont see window sharing, thanks. -- also password for what? currently I'm just giving the password for the netgear router.

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turtle777
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Jun 9, 2010, 12:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by jeff k View Post
My intern is on her Windows laptop.
She's is online, but can she get to my files?
We can't seem to figure it out. thanks.
Jeff,

Seriously, you need to learn to express yourself more clearly.

She's is online, but can she get to my files?
You tell me.

Really, why not say "She's is online, but I'm not sure how to set up teh computer so she can access my files".



-t
     
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Jun 9, 2010, 12:46 PM
 
well JEFF how about you click File Sharing and click OPTIONS, JEFF.

from there, you can clearly see a checkbox for Share files and folders using SMB (Windows) JEFF

I hope you can figure it out from there.
     
jeff k  (op)
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Jun 9, 2010, 07:50 PM
 
Sorry, guys, just distracted a bit. ok, yes SMB -- threw me off, got. Done, success.
     
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Jun 18, 2010, 03:37 PM
 
Turns,
out the intern is on network, but cannot save the files even though they are read writes, any idea? thanks.
     
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Jun 18, 2010, 06:41 PM
 
yes, I have an idea.

Learn to make coherent sentences.

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jeff k  (op)
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Jun 18, 2010, 09:48 PM
 
Turtle,
New favor
If your in a good mood, help, if not ignore.
Your snarky comments are relentlessy annoying and mean spirited and make you look bad.
Look bad on other people threads not mine.
Help or go away.
     
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Jun 18, 2010, 09:58 PM
 
Jeff, it's hard to help when it's hard to figure out what you're asking for help for.

Please explain exactly what you want to know. It's OK if you don't know technical terms; you can explain enough to make it make sense. But every one of your posts has been sort of "out there" in terms of plain statements. The clearest pointed out that SMB was confusing to you-but it did not really say whether or not you'd made progress.

We want to help. Give us something to work with.

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Jun 18, 2010, 10:37 PM
 
This is what I turned up Googling:

Sharing files between a Windows XP PC and a Mac running OS 10.4.x

I'd offer more specific help, but I can't tell specifically what you need help with.
     
jeff k  (op)
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Jun 19, 2010, 12:20 AM
 
Simple, if anyone knows. Sharing files on my network, is there any reason a windows user should not be able to work on and save a file?
     
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Jun 19, 2010, 08:39 AM
 
No, there is no reason a properly configured Windows computer can't open and save files on a properly configured Mac on the same network. Both the Windows computer and Mac must have file sharing active, and there are a few security settings to consider as well.

It would be important to know how the network is set up. Do you have everyone simply connected to the same router, or is there some server machine involved as well? Once we know this, we can walk you through the settings that need to be looked at.

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jeff k  (op)
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Jun 19, 2010, 08:09 PM
 
thanks G,
we are just in my personal network, ie router.
She is won't be back for a week, but I'm all ears to hear what would could be doing wrong.
Have not had this issue with the Mac interns thankfully.
     
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Jun 19, 2010, 10:47 PM
 
The biggest deal is in the Sharing preferences pane. You have to select file sharing on each Mac that's going to share files, and add the users who will be able to share files on that machine.

In Windows, file sharing is "supposed to be" easy, but by default it's goobered up. On a Windows machine, follow these instructions from Microsoft. It's not hard, but the options and such are in weird places for this.

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Jun 20, 2010, 11:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by jeff k View Post
Turtle,
New favor
If your in a good mood, help, if not ignore.
Your snarky comments are relentlessy annoying and mean spirited and make you look bad.
Look bad on other people threads not mine.
Help or go away.
It seems like you just took it personally, and didn't get the message.

Because I'm nice, I'm gonna make it real clear:

Most people here (incl. me) would like to help.
However, 75% of your posts don't make sense or require too much guesswork.

If you still think it's my fault, go ahead and have a nice trouble-full life.

-t
     
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Jun 20, 2010, 05:21 PM
 
Jeff: what's the current status? She can see the share and open files, but can't save changes to them seems to be the net/net. Can she move files from her system to the share? Have you followed ghporters advice/link?
     
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Jun 20, 2010, 07:12 PM
 
thanks Dimmer/ GH
She accesses the file fine, but then cannot save it even though it's read/write.
that said, I have to test this with other files with her, cannot do it for another week or so since I'm going out of town today. I will keep that link--
Turtle, you are right, not good to take things personally, so blanket apology for sloppy internet writing.
This is common though, as many have a lot of emails/ posts to get through. I'll keep working on that!
     
jeff k  (op)
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Jun 30, 2010, 12:21 PM
 
Ok, guys, back from vacation.
the intern, can save many files, but not the two we are working on!
What is it with these two files? says access denied when she does a save.

I took these two files, and did save as, made them new files. made sure read/write for both. out of ideas
     
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Jun 30, 2010, 08:23 PM
 
Is someone else somehow looking at/using/modifying the files? Can she "save as" with these files?

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jeff k  (op)
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Jun 30, 2010, 08:51 PM
 
No, no one else is on the files.
Did not test save as, currently she is emailing me the files at the end of the day.
Save as does not do anything for me, as it just creates a new file.
     
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Jun 30, 2010, 10:28 PM
 
Ok, so here is my last contribution:

Get (i. e. install) Dropbox on all PCs and Macs, and then be done with it.

Really.

-t
     
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Jul 1, 2010, 12:36 AM
 
Don't understand that T, sorry, sounds convoluted and totally tangential also.
     
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Jul 1, 2010, 07:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by jeff k View Post
Don't understand that T, sorry, sounds convoluted and totally tangential also.
It is completely on point. Dropbox is an application that allows users to share files among each other. You install the app, decide who you want to share with, and you're done.

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