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How To Share Files With A Windows PC From A Mac

If you want to share files with a Windows 7 pc from a mac there are a few steps to take.

First on the Mac open System Preferences then open the Network tab.

Then open the Advanced tab , then look for and open the WINS tab

You will then need to enter your Windows ” workgroup ” name in the workgroup tab.

You can find your workgroup name from your windows system in your windows system’s Control Panel

When you have done this press OK

Now still on your Mac and in system preferences open the Sharing tab

Put a tick in File Sharing and click on File Sharing , this will change the right hand side of the screen where you can select the folders you wish to share.

Next you can change the permissions (rights) given to the shared folders eg:read only , read & write etc

Next go to options and place a check mark in the Share files and folders using SMB , then click Done.

The last thing to do is open your Accounts tab in system preferences , unlock your system & then click on Guest Account . Put a check mark in the box that says Allow guests to connect to shared folders

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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