I'm trying to get a scanner to be able to scan to a Mac. The person wants to be able to choose their computer from the scanner and scan to a folder on their MacBook. For the Windows computers I set up, I just created a shared folder, then input in the scanner's web interface to scan to
\\PCNAME\SHARED FOLDER This has worked flawlessly for the Windows computers.
For the Mac though, I have created a folder on the desktop, I have shared it (I made sure it was in the shared in the file sharing part of the system preferences and made sure the "shared" checkbox is checked in the folder info), but I cannot find what the network address is for the thing. The scanner requires from a Mac an SMB share (which again, I have made sure that option is checked in the File Sharing menu). I have tried
smb://MacBook-Pro.local/SHARED FOLDER which the scanner said was an invalid address format, I have tried and all other formats I tried for the address and then tested have come back with "Unable to connect." I have tried
\\MacBook-Pro.local/SHARED FOLDER, and
\\MacBook-Pro/SHARED FOLDER (I tried both \ and / in the address because I know that the Windows convention is for the back slash and it's an SMB share, but Mac, being a Unix system uses forward slashes for its file systems.)
Everything I have searched has shown me how to make a shared folder on Mac, but nothing has told me how to find out the exact network address of the darn thing.