MacOS and Windows are two completely different operating systems. Both in terms of both features and operational features, the two operating systems developed by Apple and Microsoft are using different architectures. Despite the differences, they can access one after the other in a local area network (LAN). If we work on Mac but we need to access files stored in directories on a Windows PC, they can be accessed through the local network. The condition is that the Windows PC allows access to its files in the local network. Be shared. Share.
How to access shared shared folders from a Windows PC from the LAN
The first step is to We enable sharing printers and files in the local network on Windows 10 and to share them.
How do I share a folder / directory on Windows 10 to be visible in the local area network (LAN)
On Windows, we have the opportunity to share one or more folders, one or more partitions, partitions of external hard drives attached, Printer, scanners or partitions created by connecting a cameras. Before you can share a directory or device, you must we make Windows PC visible in the local network. We go to "Settings"→"Network and Sharing Center"→"Advanced Sharing settings"→ activate"Network discovery"And"File and Printer Sharing"
Next, in the box that opens, click on "Advanced Sharing", Then follow the steps in the following picture:
In our scenario we shared the "Stealth" folder. At "permissions" we have set access for anyone in the local network. Here you can choose from the last dialog box specific users in the local network, for which you can set control the files in the shared folder. You can choose to give rights for read, change or full access. Click "Apply" and "OK" to save the changes. At this time, the fold is shared and visible in the LAN.
The next step is to access shared folders and printers from the Mac from a Windows PC.
1. We go to the directory where we see the local network. "Network". Go to "Menu Bar" → "Go" → "Network" or press "Shift + Command + K" to access it.
Here we will see the name of the Windows PC computer.
We click on it, and the dialog opens, enter the Windows user and the password associated with it. If Windows 10 has a user with the password. You can also choose to sign in as Guest.
Click "Connect". At this point, you will see in Finder folders / shared folders on Windows 10. Depending on the permissions you set on Windows 10, you will have access to modify, delete, or create new ones.
In a future tutorial I will show you how can you share folders and folders on macOS and how you can access them from your Windows PC. Due to the security restrictions imposed by Apple, this is a bit more complicated than Windows.