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

Sashritha Peiris January 7, 2013

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.


    January 9, 2013 at 6:52 am

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

  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.

  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:

    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:

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