Connecting to a shared Mac drive from Windows

Connecting to a Mac shared drive from Windows

  1. Click the Start menu and choose My Network Places.
  2. Click Add a network place and click Next.
  3. Look for the computer or device sharing files.
  4. Don’t see the device you need? Click Choose another network location and click Next.
  5. Type \\ and the device’s name (such as the computer name) followed by .local (For example, \\marysmac.local). Or type the IP address, such as \\
  6. Click Next.
  7. Type a user name and password. Names and passwords must exactly match those defined on the shared device. You can check the box to remember the password.
  8. Click Next and save to your Network Places.

In the future, simply click My Network Places and open the shared folder.

Mapping a network drive

If you use a network place frequently, map a drive letter so it’s even easier to access.

  1. Click the Start menu and choose Computer.
  2. Click the Tools menu and Map Network Drive.
  3. Choose a drive letter from the list.
  4. Type \\ and the server address, another \ and a shared folder. For example, \\\sharedfiles
  5. Check Reconnect at login and click Finish.
  6. Type your username and password.
  7. Check the box to remember credentials and click OK.

See help on other topics.

   ©2023 Creative Tech Support, Inc.   Experts in Apple support since 1994     Need help? Contact us.     Not officially affiliated, related, or licensed by Apple.