> ACCESS SHARED FOLDERS ON A PC
Accessing files from PCs (running Linux or Windows) ought to be straightforward, but sometimes the connection doesn’t work in one or both directions. If you’re struggling to connect your Mac to the shared folder on a PC, open System Preferences’ Network pane on your Mac, select your connection, click Advanced > WINS, and select your Windows PC’s workgroup if necessary.
If your PC doesn’t show up in Finder under Shared, press Cmd+K to open the ‘Connect to Server’ dialog. Type smb://pcname or
smb://192.168.x.y, substituting your PC’s name or IP address to see if you can connect to it manually. If asked for login details, use those you use to sign in to the PC; if you’re using a Microsoft account to do that, omit the @email.com part.
If it’s just one specific PC you can’t connect to, check it’s sharing at least one folder, and whether other computers can connect to it.
If your Mac cannot connect to one PC but others work fine, the problem lies with that specific PC.