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connect to os x share from windows

How to connect to os x share from windows. I tried, but no username/password combination works. I know I have everything enabled properly, so what gives?


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Remember to enable your MAC for SMB sharing. This is done by going into
Sys Prefs-->Sharing-->File Sharing (MAKE SURE IT IS SELECTED or GREYED OUT)--->
Options--->(Then Check Box) Account (On)--->Done
It should work then using your usual NAME and PASS that is used for all things, not the computer name. In other words, use your "Login Credentials"
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If you created your account using a Microsoft Online account, make sure to use your *EMAIL ADDRESS* (the one you use for your Microsoft Online account) when OSX asks you what your "Name" is upon connecting to the shared drive. Password is your Microsoft Online password.
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