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Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:51 am

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I've got a Mac running 10.5 (Leopard) with a static IP address and I want to create a folder on it for sharing files with my coworkers who are on PCs. I've tried the many links on the web for enabling Windows File Sharing on the Mac and have gone through all of the steps for doing this, but they only seem to work for PCs on the same subnet as my Mac. I want to share files on my Mac with people on PCs who are in different states. How do I go about doing this? Although I'd prefer a free solution (such as some way of making Windows File Sharing work across the Internet and not just on the intranet), I'm not averse to purchasing a product if necessary. Thanks for your help!



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Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:46 pm

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Have the remote PC users try to access the Mac by going to the Start/Run command:
\\ipaddress where ipaddress is that of the Mac.

Also look to see if there is a firewall on your local network that may be blocking SMB.

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