I have a mac and a PC running on my home network. The iMac runs Mac OS 10.9.4. It has a netbios name of
IMAC, and the computer name is
imac'. In system preferences I have turned on filesharing, shared a folder calledmusic
, turned on SMB and AFP, and set the workgroup name toSWAMP
. My PC is running Windows 8.1, and I have set the workgroup toSWAMP` on this machine.
I would like to access my shared folder on the iMac from the Windows 8.1 machine, but I cannot. The iMac doesn't appear under “Network” in file explorer, and I cannot map a network drive; I get a dialog box with the error:
Windows cannot access \\IMAC\imac\music
The error code given is
0x80070035. The iMac is connected to my router via an etthernet cable, so it always has the address
192.168.0.2, and I can ping this address from the Windows 8.1 PC successfully.
I have Windows firewall and the Mac firewall on, but I don’t see any problems with the settings. File sharing is enabled on both machines. Netbios over TCP/IP is enabled on my Windows PC. I have restarted both machines and the router a hundred times. There is no homegroup on my network. Both machines connect to my home network, my printer and the internet fine.
I am also unable to connect to shared folders on the windows PC from my iMac using either CIFS or SMB.
The Server is unavailable at this time.
How can I see my shared folder on the iMac from the windows 8 PC, please?
Edit: I borrowed a windows 7 PC, and I could access the share folder on the iMac at \\IMAC\imac from that windows 7 machine exactly as one would expect to be able to. So there appears to be something about how windows 8.1 and mavericks communicate.