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File Sharing With Mac OS X and Windows

File Sharing: OS X, XP, Vista

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File sharing between a Mac and Windows is one of those exercises that can be easy or moderately difficult, but is not impossible or beyond the reach of even a novice user. We have gathered a series of step-by-step guides that will help you get your Mac to share files with Windows XP as well as Windows Vista.

The instructions will cover file sharing using OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and various flavors of XP and Vista.

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

File Sharing: Mac OS X and Windows

Setting up Leopard (OS X 10.5) to share files with a PC running Windows XP is a fairly straightforward process, but like any networking task, it's helpful to understand how the underlying process works.

Beginning with Leopard, Apple reconfigured the way Windows file sharing is set up. Instead of having separate Mac file sharing and Windows file sharing control panels, Apple placed all file sharing processes in one system preference, making it easier to set up and configure file sharing.

In ‘File Sharing With OS X 10.5: Share Mac Files with Windows XP’ we will take you through the entire process of configuring your Mac to share files with a PC. We'll also describe some of the basic issues you may encounter along the way.

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

File Sharing: Mac OS X and Windows

Sharing files between a PC and a Mac is one of the easier Windows and Mac file sharing activities, primarily because both Windows XP and Mac 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.

File Sharing With OS X 10.5: Share Mac Files With Windows Vista

File Sharing: Mac OS X and Windows

Setting up Leopard (OS X 10.5) to share files with a PC running Windows Vista is a fairly straightforward process, but like any networking task, it's helpful to understand how the underlying process works.

In ‘File Sharing With OS X 10.5: Share Mac Files with Windows Vista’ we will take you through the entire process of configuring your Mac to share files with a PC running Windows Vista in all of its various flavors. We'll also describe some of the basic issues you may encounter along the way.

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