I used to run Windows XP on my computers. When I would use my MacBook, it would automatically show the computers in the left pane in Finder. Clicking on these would show me their network shares. I upgraded the computers to Windows 7 by reformatting, and now my MacBook won't do this. I can still connect to the computers using CMD + K but I kind of appreciated the ability for my Mac to auto-detect the computers.
I am wondering if anyone else is experiencing this. My computers are configured not to require a password to access the shares, and like I said everything works perfectly fine when I manually connect to them. A few months ago I searched for a solution, but the best I could come up with was something along the lines of adding the network shares to the start up list. I don't think this is a proper solution; what if I'm not at home where my computers with those shares are?
I imagined it had something to do with Bonjour, but both computers have iTunes installed which installs this Bonjour service. Bonjour is running, it's not what's creating this issue from what I can tell.
The workgroup name is
MSHOME, and I have already tried explicitly defining the workgroup name (Though
MSHOME is the default as far as I know), and this didn't do a thing.
I kind of gave up on it, but now that superuser is here I figured I'd ask here in case anyone might have any idea, or at least to confirm that this is happening with others.
EDIT: Can you guys please tell me if this is working for you? Or are you having the same problem? If I realize that many people seem to be having this problem, then I'll figure it is something that is out of our reach, maybe even a bug in Windows 7; I'm running the RC, or perhaps in Mac OS X. I'm running 10.5.7. Thanks I really appreciate it.