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I'm trying to connect from a Windows 7 computer to a Snow Leopard 10.6.5 without find a way to do it. I easily access to my shared folders in Windows from Snow Leopard but I can't do viceversa.

In Snow Leopard 10.6.5, from System Preferences > File Sharing, I've added a folder to share, activated SMB for Windows and I've configured my workgroup in System Preferences > Network > Ethernet > WINS but I still can't connect from Windows to Leopard.

With SoftPerfect Network Scanner in Windows I can see the IP of my Leopard machine but without shared folders active. I've also restarted my MAC but it won't work.

How can I solve it? Does exist some guide to fix it?

Windows return 0x80004005 error code.

To be more clear, I have a XAMPP server installed on my Snow Leopard machine and I'd like to test the sites I make on my Windows client and edit them if needed directly from some Windows text editor to be more faster. I don't know if this could be a XAMPP problem, because I'm forced to enable the root user to manage it, but Windows can't also see the other shared folders which aren't managed with the root user.

I can edit my files via FTP from Windows to Snow Leopard web server but still, I can't see OSX shared folders, where I'm wrong?

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Can you ping your mac from your PC? Type ping into your PC's command prompt, and see if there is any response. – nhinkle Nov 26 '10 at 20:01
yes it works, if I ping Snow Leopard, Windows see it fastly. It seems a missing configuration in Snow Leopard but I'm not sure. – vitto Nov 26 '10 at 20:40
Can you access it through \\servername\sharename in explorer window? – sweetfa Apr 25 '12 at 21:21

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