OMFG!!! Windows / Mac networking! on your home network!!!!
This tip may save you hours. You are supposed to be able to do all this fancy sharing but it doesn’t work for me this is the only way…
On the Mac open System Preferences /Network
then look for the IP address e.g 192.168.1.133 write it down.
In System Preferences / Sharing – make sure File Sharing is on and Add the folder you want to share to the Shared Folders section by clicking the + button and navigating to the right folder.
Then under Options make sure that Windows File sharing is on.
On the PC in the Search box type Run and in the results choose the Run Desktop App, enter
In the Run window type the following, replacing the numbers with your macs IP address:
hit enter, a window will open with the list of folders on the mac you shared to choose from..Thats it.
To connect to the PC from MAC
Open the CMD prompt and type Ipconfig then hit enter to get the PC IP address e.g something like 192.168.1.32
On the Mac, on the desktop, Click on Go /Connect to Server from the Menu bar
Enter into the search bar smb://<The PC IP Address>
then click Connect.
It will ask for user credentials, set it to Authorised User not Guest and enter the PC username and password. This is the same as the Microsoft Account password.
Then it will show you a list of shared folders on the PC.
In order to share a specific PC folder you need to Rclick it and choose Properties/Sharing then click the share button.
It will come up with a window Choose Peopole To Share With in the dropdown choose Everyone, then Add, then change the permission level to Read/Write and click Share.