How To Share Files Between Mac OS And Windows OS

Both operating systems have many built-in functions that can help you with transferring files. But this is a major drawback. This can only be possible if both are on the same local network. If they are not on the same local network, they can be replaced by a third party solution.

βœ”οΈ To set up file sharing on a Mac:

There are some settings that allow you to share files between Mac and PC. Then there are a few steps to be followed to transfer the files:

πŸ‘‰Β  Go to the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
πŸ‘‰Β  Then go to System Preferences and select Share.
πŸ‘‰Β  Click on the files in the check box to the left.
πŸ‘‰Β  Click on the Options button.
πŸ‘‰Β  Go to the check box and select it. You can share files and folders with SMB.
πŸ‘‰Β  Then select the shared files and folders with OTP.
πŸ‘‰Β  You will be taken to the Windows File Sharing section.
πŸ‘‰Β  Click on the files you would like to share.
πŸ‘‰Β : Enter the user’s password and click Done.
πŸ‘‰Β  You can press the plus and minus buttons to adjust preferences for shared folders and shared users. File sharing must be on and Mac’s IP address in mind.

βœ”οΈ To access Mac files on Windows:

πŸ‘‰Β  First open File Explorer.
πŸ‘‰Β  Next, go to the address bar and then type the IP address of the Mac.
πŸ‘‰Β  Enter your username and password in a new window.
πŸ‘‰Β  Follow the same pattern of login information as the Mac.
πŸ‘‰Β The Shared User and Shared Folder List should be displayed in Explorer. There you can send, edit, or copy folders.
πŸ‘‰Β  Drag the file you want to move from Mac to Windows into your local folder.

βœ”οΈ To set up file sharing on Windows:

πŸ‘‰Β  First check if Network Discovery is on. Then open the Settings app.
πŸ‘‰Β  Go to Network and Internet and click on Status.
πŸ‘‰Β  Choose sharing options under Change your network settings.
πŸ‘‰Β  Then you can expand both the public network and the private network.
πŸ‘‰Β  Then turn on Network Search.
πŸ‘‰Β  Then click File and Printer Sharing and save the changes.
πŸ‘‰Β  Right click on the folder name and go to Properties and then Sharing and Network to share files and folders.

To access Windows files on a Mac:

πŸ‘‰Β  Open the Finder app first.
πŸ‘‰Β  Then select Go and connect to the server.
πŸ‘‰Β  Type IP address and press Enter.
πŸ‘‰Β  Then when prompted, type in your username and password and then press enter.