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Old Macs had windows locations automatically shown in the Finder under Network. New Macs doesn't. How come and how can I change it?

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Does the reply by @th3dude answer your question, or do you specifically want those machines to appear in the Finder? –  Daniel Beck Dec 27 '10 at 16:21
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You have to connect to the Windows computer from your Mac manually.

  1. In the Finder, choose Go > “Connect to Server.”
  2. Type the network address for the computer in the Server Address field using one of these formats:

    smb://DNSname/sharename

    smb://IPaddress/sharename

  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to type the workgroup name and a user name and password, and choose the shared folder you want to access.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.6/en/8849.html

After you do that, you can set up the connection to happen automatically when you login to your Mac from the Accounts settings window.

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