Today I shared my files for Mac OS Lion 10.7.2:
system preference\ Sharing\ select file share and set the permissions for users.
Then I went to my client Windows pc and mapped the drive network via
map drive network and typed the ip address of the Mac. Everything was fine.
Later on, I restarted my Mac and then Windows could not see the mapped drive. Everything was gone. The error: one pop up window appears and asks for username and password again, however the username and password I type in is said to be incorrect (I ensured that I did not type the wrong username and password and I tried many times).
Then I went back to Mac and redid everything again and back to pc, redo and I can see the mapped drive again.
My problem is each time I restart my Mac I have to repeat the process.
Is there a way to make the mapping 'permanent' please?