linking a pc and mac

Wed, Nov 30, 2005

Ethernet card in the PC Direct connection from PC to Mac Big disk plugged into Mac - I used a Lacie external hard drive

System Preferences -> Sharing   Services : Turn on Windows Sharing   Firewall : Enable Windows Sharing

The PC can’t see the Big Disk volume on the Desktop so create a symlink to it:

cd /Users/WHOEVER/Desktop ln -s /Volumes/BigDisk bigdisk

The PC will now see the folder “bigdisk” on the Mac’s Desktop.

Open explorer, right click on My Computer drive and choose Map Network Drive:

\169.254.123.87\YOURMACNAME

Choose to connect as another username and enter the Mac’s username and password for the shared volume.

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