Sharing files between OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8 PC is very easy, even if the changes in Windows 8 make the process a little different than it was with Windows 7, Vista, or XP.
Follow us and we’ll take you through the process of configuring both your Mac and your Windows 8 PC to make your Mountain Lion files accessible from the PC. These steps will help you to complete the process to set up file sharing from a Mac running OS X Mountain Lion or a PC running Windows 8. Make sure that you done with every step before getting to the next one:
- File Sharing, Set Up Your OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8 Workgroup Names. OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8 need to have the same Workgroup name before sharing files. The Workgroup name is a method of file sharing that was developed by Microsoft many years ago. Make sure that the Mac and PC have the same names, or change the names to match, if necessary.
2. File Sharing With Windows 8 – Set up OS X Mountain Lion’s File Sharing Options. Mountain Lion offers many options, including sharing files with Windows PCs using SMB. In order to share files and folders on your Mac, you will need to select the folders you want to share and don’t forget to define their access rights to define who can view or make changes to a file or folder.
3. File Sharing With Windows 8 – Access Your Mountain Lion Data from a Windows 8 PC. With the Workgroup names configured, and your Mac’s file sharing options set up, you’re ready to head over to your Windows 8 PC and configure it to allow file sharing.