Sharing files between your PC and your Mac is one of the easier Windows and Mac file sharing activities, primarily because both Windows XP and OS X 10.5 speak SMB (Server Message Block), the native file sharing protocol Microsoft uses in Windows XP.
Even better, unlike sharing Vista files, where you have to make a few adjustments to how Vista connects with SMB services, sharing Windows XP files is pretty much a mouse-click operation.
What You Will Need
- A Mac running OS X 10.5 or later.
- A PC running Windows XP. These instructions are for Windows XP with Service Pack 3 installed, but they should work for any version of Windows XP.
- About 15 minutes of your time.
- Some Windows files you want to share.