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Filesharing: Win7 - Mac OS 10.4.11

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  1. Hauptmann6

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    I need to share an external HD with my Windows 7 machine that is connected to the G5. I wish the external was USB but it's firewire so I can't just plug it in to the PC.

    I can't seem to do a direct connection through a workgroup. Any suggestions? All the tutorials online seems to require System 10.5
     

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    I've tried moving files over yahoo messenger. But it's very slow. Not at the full 10 meg network speed.
     

  3. IndyGunFreak

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    Samba is the Easiest thing to do...

    Set up your windows folders you want to share, and make sure they are set up to be shared.

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/wi...-windows-7-with-the-shared-folder-wizard/3180

    You will also need the IP address of your windows machine. ie.. 192.168.1.xx


    On your Apple (keep in mind, my apple-foo is very weak)..
    Apple key + K
    That should bring up a "connect to server" window
    in the path put: smb://ip_of_windows_machine

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  4. Hauptmann6

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    Sadly I need it to go the other way.
     
  5. IndyGunFreak

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    Hmm, are you moving files/folders? If so, it doesn't matter which is which.

    Set up a shared "empty" folder on Windows... Move whatever you want, onto the new shared folder.. and it will be on your Windows machine.
     
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    Ahh didn't think of it that way. I was thinking of grabbing from my windows box.
     
  7. Hauptmann6

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    I am using the home edition of Win7. I can't seem to log in from the mac.
     
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    Your O.S. X SHOULD come with Samba.
    If not installed it should be on the install disk.
    Then you need to configure it.

    OK, the basics.
    Install and set up Samba on the MAC. Share out the external drive in the samba configuration.
    What is Samba? The whole world except MS uses TCP/IP, Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol for file sharing.
    http://kb.iu.edu/data/abkr.html
    MS uses SMB, Server Message Block, now called CIFS aka Common Internet File System. Only it's only common to MS. The internet, Macs, Unix and Linux run TCP/IP.
    Anyway, Samba is a TCP/IP to CIFS (SMB) converter.

    Scroll down to the section on Darwin and MAC OSX
    http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/using_samba/ch02.html


    On the windows side mount the samba share. You should be able to do a search for remote devices and find it by the work group and name as configured in Samba on the Mac.

    Except, isn't Win 7 Home crippleware? I don't think you can do remote mounts with that version.
    But, I admit my Windows foo is very weak.
    Once you have Samba set up someone here should be able to assist with remote mount problems if you have any.
     
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    Yeah, it is slightly crippled like that.

    And Samba is a no-go. The mac is NOT the unix based. It's the power PC G5. Think old.

    That's the big problem I'm having. All the instructions and setups are for the new version of MAC. Looks like I am going to have to find an extra PC power supply and HOPE the board isn't fried on my old PC as well.
     
  10. IndyGunFreak

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    I'm still confused on your problem... this really should be extremely simple to resolve. I think all versions of the Mac OS are Unix based, not just the Intel based Mac's...

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  11. Linux3

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    OS X is BSD Unix based PERIOD.
    All versions starting with O.S. X.??

    I did a little googling and 10.4.11 does come with Samba.

    It can take a little time to set up but if you also run SWAT it aint all that hard and you will have a permanent solution to file transfers.

    Or get a firewire board for your MS system and sneakernet it.
     
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