If you are using both Mac and PC at your home or office and want to access Windows 7 Files on Mac OS X Lion, in this guide you will see how to do that. If you want to see the reverse method then i have already posted that how to access Mac OS X files from Windows 7.
Note: Make sure both Windows 7 and OS X Lion computers are on same network.
Steps on PC Windows 7
Right-click con Computer icon, select Properties option
In the System Properties Windows, note down the
Computer name and
Now open Windows Explorer / My Computer, on the left-side click on Network. If the “network discovery and file sharing if turned off” You will see a yellow bar message
Click on the yellow message bar and select “Turn on network discovery and file sharing” option
Steps on Mac OS X Lion
On Mac OS X Lion click on Apple icon and select “System Preferences”
Under “Internet & Wireless” section, click on “Network” icon
Click on “Advanced” button
Select the “WINS” tab, type the Windows Workgroup name that you noted down in step-1, click OK and then Apply buttons.
Access Windows 7 folders from OS X Lion
cmd+K from keyboard or from Mac home screen click on “Go” menu and select “Connect to Server”
In the “Server address” text box type the Windows 7 Computer Name that you have noted down in step-1.
Instead of computer name you can use the IP address as well. To find IP address of the Windows Computer: Press
Windows+R keys from keyboard, type “cmd” and hit the enter key. In the Command Prompt windows type the command
ipconfig, locate the IP address and note it down.
smb:// before the computer name or IP address, e.g.
When you type the Server Address, hit the “Connect” button
Mac will prompt for Windows 7 user’s account name and password, type and hit the “Connect” button.
In the next windows select the folder that you want to mount on Mac and hit the OK button
So you have successfully access Windows 7 files on OS X Lion. Everytime you open the Finder window on Mac you will see the mounted Windows 7 folder/volume on the left-side under Shared section.
Mount a specific Windows 7 partition on Mac OS X Lion
Suppose you want to mount
D drive of Windows 7 on Mac, what you need to do is in step-6 type the server address like this