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