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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

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:



  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.

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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