How to connect to windows from mac?

connect to windows from mac

Carry out these steps to Connect to windows from mac:

  • Step 1: Turn on both Windows and Mac computers first.
  • Step 2: Connect them to the same network, either using a Wi-Fi router or access point.
  • Step 3: On your Windows computer, click the Windows icon and select Settings.
  • Step 4: In the Settings window, click the Network & Input option.
  • Step 5: Scroll down the page and select the Network and Sharing Center option.
  • Step 6: Click the Change advanced sharing settings option at the left-side panel and ensure that your current network profile is private.
  • Step 7: Select Private (current profile). Make sure that the Turn on network discovery radio button and the checkbox under the radio button is selected.
  • Step 8: Also, select the Turn on file and printer sharing radio button under the Private section.
  • Step 9: Leave the Guest or Public to turn off for the network discovery and network sharing.
  • Step 10: Under All Networks, check whether the Public folder sharing, File sharing connection, and Password protected sharing is turned on.
  • Step 11: Enable the Sharing Wizard in the File Explorer.
  • Step 12: Click the View tab in the File Manager menu bar and select Options followed by Change folder and search options.
  • Step 13: Under Folder Options, select the View tab and ensure that the Use Sharing Wizard(Recommended) checkbox is selected under Advanced settings.
  • Step 14: Click the Apply button to save and apply the changes.
  • Step 15: Now, create a login account by typing “netplwiz” in the search panel and click the Add button from the Users tab.
  • Step 16: Sign in with your desired account (except Microsoft account) and create a local account.
  • Step 17: If you wish to share a specific folder, give a right-click on the Folder icon and select Properties  Advanced Sharing.
  • Step 18: Mark the “Share this folder” checkbox and click OK.
  • Step 19: On your Mac desktop, click the Apple menu and select System Preferences  Sharing.
  • Step 20: In the Sharing window, select the File Sharing checkbox and click the Options button.
  • Step 21: Ensure that the “Share files and folders using SMB” or “Share files and folders using AFP” checkbox is selected.
  • Step 22: Also, check whether your Mac computer is selected under Windows File Sharing.
  • Step 23: Click the Finder icon in the Dock panel and navigate to the left side panel to select the shared network under Shared.
  • Step 24: Enter the login credentials and click the Connect button to access the files from the Windows computer.
  • Step 25: If you wish to access the Mac files on your Windows computer, go to the Windows desktop and click the Network icon at the desktop.
  • Step 26: Under the Network column, select your Mac computer and enter your Mac access/login credentials to access the Mac files.
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