How can I access my Windows based home network from my Mac?

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I have put a few files on my shared drive on my Windows XP home network. How do I access them through my Mac? I just want to copy them over.


  1. Go to the Finder
  2. Hit Cmd-K (or “Go” menu, then “Connect to Server…”
  3. In the “Server address” box, type “smb://host or IP/share name“, e.g. smb://

Depending on how your shared drive is configured, you may be prompted to enter username and password.

Your shared drive will now appear as a drive on your mac.

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