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Assuming your Mac(s) and PC(s) are already on an ethernet network, you're already most of the way there. The reason the Windows machine does not show up in the AppleShare portion of the Chooser is the same reason the Mac does not show up in the network browser in Windows: The Mac and PC do not natively speak the same networking language.

Alright, alright, you just wanted to know what to do, right?

The Cheap Way:
Run an FTP server on one of the machines, and use your web browser or another FTP client on the other machine. You'll need to know the IP address of the machine running the server software and that's about it.

The Expensive Way:
Rush out and purchase a copy of DAVE. This nice $149 Mac program will put your Mac on a Windows network just like it was born there. It gives your Mac a NetBIOS control panel, as well as a Chooser extension that behaves just like AppleShare. And best of all, it requires NO software to be loaded on the Windows machine.

For More Options and Info:
Go check out MacWindows. You'll find loads of great information there about how to get your dissimilar systems to play nicely together.

Of course if you still need help, just post in the forum.

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by Bradley2 See Profile edited by JJ See Profile
last modified: 2003-11-26 17:45:57