I have a Macbook Air "Early 2014" with OS 10.11.6.
I also have a Windows 10 desktop.
From my Windows 10 desktop, I want to browse a shared folder on the Macbook.
I have tried following Apple's documentation here (e.g. Select “Share files and folders using SMB.”).
I've been running into 3 different errors, depending on what I try.
For example, in Windows Explorer, I've tried browsing to
\\kvbair (which is the name of my Macbook). I've also tried browsing directly to the Macbook's IP (
\\192.168.1.103 instead of
Here are the different errors I've gotten:
"[Server] is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The stub received bad data."
Windows cannot access [server]. You do not have permission to access [server]. Contact your network administrator to request access.
It always says "The user name or password is incorrect", regardless of which credentials I try.
What else I've tried:
- Removing any old credentials from Windows "Control Panel\User Accounts\Credential Manager".
- 3 different sets of credentials: my main Macbook credentials, new credentials on the Macbook created specifically for this purpose, and my main Windows credentials.
- Disabling the Windows Firewall
- Changing various settings within Windows "Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings"
- Uninstalling and reinstalling "Client for Microsoft Networks" in my Windows wifi adapter
- Changing the Local Security Policy > "Network security: LAN manager authentication level" from "Not defined" to "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated"
What am I doing wrong?