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I used to access all my Windows XP shared files on my Mac using Finder --> Window --> Connect to server.

Now all of a sudden, an error crops up when I try to connect. I get this error:
There was a problem connecting to the server "192.168.1.*" The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time. Check the server name or IP address, check your internet connection and then try again.

How can I remove this error and access my shared files from my Mac?

P.S my network connections is fine.

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Are you able to test mounting the share from another computer on your network? – WildVelociraptor Sep 30 '12 at 23:22
No. I do not have another system, so I did not try it. But I think the problem lies in my Windows machine. – SatheeshJM Sep 30 '12 at 23:26
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Ok! I figured out what the problem was.

File and printing Sharing was not added to Windows Firewall Exceptions. After adding, it works.

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