Originally Posted by 2oh1
Still... that info only tells how to turn on file sharing, but it doesn't explain how to actually share files. I'm pretty clueless when it comes to XP.
...anybody know how to share files between a Mac and XP? Do I need to turn on some sort of file sharing in Windows? How do I actually transfer files once it's all set up?
This guide should cover what you need for two-way sharing:http://tech.ifelix.net/3020.html
Connect PC to Mac - You basically turn on SMB sharing on the OS X side and share a folder and access it using XP's Network Places.
Connect Mac to PC - select a folder, right-click to set sharing and security and configure the options. Then from the Mac, connect to the XP machine's IP address using smb:// or the Network link if it shows up and enter the connection details.
If you install Bonjour for Windows, it will probably help show up the XP machine over the network to OS X without having to use the Connect to Server box but see if it shows up ok normally when you enable a folder for Windows sharing.