How can I access my Mac’s hard drive from my Windows Vista PC?

Sashritha Peiris January 7, 2013
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I would like to know how to access my Mac’s hard drive and files from a Windows Vista computer. The Windows computer just won’t detect the Mac. How can I do this across the network? Any help is appreciated.

  1. Keven Tao
    January 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I do not think this is possible. Maybe with a little coding it is possible.

  2. Mihovil Pletikos
    January 9, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    you should enable sharing and click on smb, still sometimes you can run into problems due to apples implementation of smb...

  3. Chad Oliver
    January 9, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Are you asking between 2 diff workstation? Mac and PC or a MACOSX journaled HD connected to a PC?

    for 1. it is done by sharing your domain IP of your MAC to the network PCs
    however for 2. there's no possible way that I know of but it is possible there way around if an NTFS HD connected to a MAC.

    Chad

  4. FIDELIS
    January 9, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Hello, even though the following link is dated, it might help you out:

    http://www.ifelix.co.uk/tech/3022.html

  5. Jan Fritsch
    January 8, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Have you tried setting up file sharing between the computers? Make sure you enable SMB access otherwise the Windows computer won't be able to access the share.
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-easily-share-files-across-mac-windows-computers/

  6. Sashritha Peiris
    January 8, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Thanks for your help but it needs to be over a wireless netowrk or wired

  7. ha14
    January 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm
  8. Justin Pot
    January 7, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    You could try this out: http://catacombae.org/hfsx.html

    Hasn't been updated for a while but is built specifically for browsing Mac drives from in Windows. Let me know if it works out for you.

  9. Alan Wade
    January 7, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    There are a few options listed here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=381510

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