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File Sharing With OS X: Share Windows XP Files With OS X 10.5

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Share Windows XP Files With OS X 10.5: Introduction
File Sharing With OS X: Share Windows XP Files With OS X 10.5

Shared Windows XP files show up in your Mac’s Finder

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.

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