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How to Share Windows 7 Files With OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

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File Sharing: Win 7 and Snow Leopard: Introduction
File Sharing: Win 7 and Snow Leopard: Introduction

Win 7 and Snow Leopard get along just fine when it comes to sharing files.

Sharing files between a PC running Windows 7 and a Mac running OS X 10.6 is one of the easiest cross-platform file sharing activities, primarily because both Windows 7 and Snow Leopard speak SMB (Server Message Block), the native file sharing protocol Microsoft uses in Windows 7.

Even better, unlike when sharing Vista files, where you have to make a few adjustments to how Vista connects with SMB services, sharing Windows 7 files is pretty much a mouse-click operation.

What You Will Need

  • A Mac running OS X 10.6 or later.
  • A PC running Windows 7. These instructions should work on the following versions of Windows 7: Ultimate, Professional, Home Premium.
  • About 15 minutes of your time.
  • Some Windows files you want to share.

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