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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: Sharing a Win 7 Folder
File Sharing: Win 7 and Snow Leopard: Sharing a Win 7 Folder

After adding the Guest account, use the dropdown menu to set permissions.

Now that your PC and Mac share the same workgroup name, and you have enabled file sharing on your Windows 7 PC, you are ready to go to your Win 7 computer and select additional any folders (beyond the Public folders) that you wish to share.

The Windows 7 non-password-protected file sharing that we enabled in the previous step makes use of a special Guest account. When you select a folder for sharing, you can assign access rights to the Guest user.

Windows 7 File Sharing: Sharing a Folder

  1. On your Windows 7 computer, navigate to the parent folder of the folder you wish to share.
  2. Right-click on the folder you would like to share.
  3. Select 'Share with, Specific People' from the pop-up menu.
  4. Use the dropdown arrow in the field next to 'Add' to select the Guest user account.
  5. Click the 'Add' button.
  6. The Guest account will be added to the list of people who can access the folder.
  7. Click on the dropdown arrow in the Guest account to specify permission levels.
  8. You can select 'Read' or 'Read/Write.'
  9. Make your selection and then click the 'Share' button.
  10. Click the 'Done' button>
  11. Repeat for any additional folders you wish to share.
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