Mac OS X Connect to a Windows File Share

Posted September 22, 2004 by macster in Mac networking

Can’t we all just get along? Mac and Windows can since Mac OS X includes Samba.

Once you have configured the Windows workgroup on your Mac, you can connect to a Windows share by following these steps:

Click somewhere on your desktop to bring up the Finder menu at the top of the screen.

Click the Go menu at the top of the screen, and select Connect to Server…

In the Server address field, to connect to the Windows server at, use the following:


The sharename is optional. If omitted, the system will prompt you with a pulldown menu of possible shares. If asked to authenticate, use the username and password of the Windows system to which you are connecting.

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