If you are an Apple Mac user and wants to access other PC’s and Computer on your Mactonish. First of all to access other Macs, you must edit your user privileges on the network by the use of your profile, username, and password of your network administrator. And If you want to access Windows PC’s and computers, you has must know the Windows administrator’s profile information completely. To access the other PC’s and computer on your Mac, there are two methods mainly. It depends on you which is suitable for you.
Methods by using to Access Other PC’s and Computers on Mac
#Method 1 – Access Other Mac Computers
- Step 1 – In the First step you have to Log in to your Mac by the use of the network administrator’s username and password. An administrator’s privilege is needed to enable and configure your file-sharing preferences for access to other computers.
- Step 2 – After that the Point to the Apple menu and select “System Preferences.”
- Step 3 – And then go to the View menu and select “Sharing.”
- Step 4 –Select the files that you want to access from your Mac computer. Now you have -To find the files or folders you want to access, you have to click on the “plus “symbol below the “Shared Folders” column and select the folders or files you want to access.
You can also select the files that you want to access using the Finder feature of the Mac. From the desktop, click on the Finder icon
- Step 5 – Now you have to select your Mac user name from the User list. It will allow you to access the folders that you specified. -To locate your user name, click on the “plus” sign below the “Users” column and scroll through the list until you find your Mac user name.
- Step 6 – Then you have to Modify your editing privileges. By default, each user will have “Read Only” authority unless you modify their profile. Now Locate the privilege status to the right of your user name and click on the arrows next to “Read Only” to other states, it depends on your choice.
- Step 7 – Now Enable the Apple Filing Protocol (AFP). This network protocol will allow the Mac to access the files you just designated from the administrator’s computer and then Click on the “Options” button in the bottom right of the Sharing Preferences window. After that you have to Select “Share files and folders using AFP.”
- Step 8 – Now Click to the “Done” button to complete the process. It will allow you to return to your personal Mac and access the files and folders you gave yourself privileges for.
#Method 2 – Access Other Windows Computers
- Step 1 – To access the Windows PC and computer, you has to Open the “System Preferences” from the Apple menu in the upper-right on the desktop.
- Step 2 – After that you have to Select the “Network Preferences.” This menu will allow you to set up and configure your access to Windows computers.
- Step 3 – Then you have to Verify that the padlock icon, which available in the lower-left section of the window is shown as “unlocked.”
- If in the case, the padlock is shown as “locked,” click on the padlock and enter the username and password for the Windows network administrator.
- Step 4 – Now in this step you have to Enter the “Workgroup” into the search field within the System Preferences window.
- Step 5 – Then type a unique name for your Mac computer next to the field for “NetBIOS Name.”
- Step 6 – Now Select the name of the Windows Workgroup you want to access using the drop-down menu next to “Workgroup.” If your Mac is located in an office environment with multiple servers, you may need to enter specific IP addresses into the “WINS Servers” field. If this is the case, you will need to obtain the IP addresses from the Windows network administrator
- Step 7 – NowClick on the “OK” button, then select “Apply.”
- Step 8 – Keep some patience and wait for the Windows Workgroup to appear on your Mac.
- The network may take such few minutes to link your Mac to the Windows Workgroup folder, that will occurred in your Mac’s Finder sidebar below the “Shared” section.
- After the Windows Workgroup folder is displayed, you can access all the files in that folder from your Mac