Samba (SMB) may have a funny name but it’s essentially just Mac OS X to Windows file sharing support.
Because it’s not required by all Mac users or for Mac-to-Mac sharing, it’s actually a separate unique sharing option within Mac OS X File Sharing panel, and enabling it allows a Windows PC to connect to the Mac without any additional software.
Android Jelly Bean 4.2, initially shipped on the Nexus 7, provides a great new tablet experience that outshines previous versions of Android. Do you use ES File Explorer, or do you prefer another Android file manager?
Azure File storage offers file shares in the cloud using the standard SMB protocol.
First you’ll get the Macs IP address that you need to connect to, then you’ll connect to that from Windows: Access to the shared Mac directory and user files appear as any other folder within Windows.
You’re free to copy or access individual files, or perform more substantial tasks like moving an i Tunes library from a Windows PC to a Mac.
Going the other direction, you can connect to a Windows Shared PC very easily from a Mac running OS X: For example, to connect to a Windows share at 192.168.1.115, the smb address would be: smb://192.168.1.115 Note that an issue with some versions of OS X Mavericks causes smb:// to use Samba2 rather than Samba1, which may cause connection errors with some servers.
If you run into such a problem connecting to a NAS or SMB Windows share from OS X 10.9 Mavericks, you can forcibly use Samba1 with the cifs:// prefix like so: cifs://192.168.1.115 – this is not the case with OS X Yosemite or other versions of OS X.
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For those of us who need a file manager on Android, ES File Explorer is the best, most powerful option. Last week I introduced you to 3 easy ways to improve Windows 7 Explorer by tweaking features and using it to its full potential. ES File Explorer includes all the basic file management functions you’d expect from a file manager.
Far from being a lightweight mobile app, it’s more powerful than a desktop file management application like Windows Explorer Windows Explorer is the default Windows file manager.
Let’s cover exactly how to enable this feature, and then how to connect to a shared Mac from a networked Windows PC so that you can swap files back and forth with ease.