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I saw a lot of confusion about doing this, so I thought I'd make a thread myself. Let me know if there is already a thread with this solution in mind. I posted a few weeks back asking how to do this, but found my own way through a bit of T&E.

In Windows 7:

- Right click the drive you want to share.
- Select "Advanced Sharing" and give the drive a distinguishable name, like "Win7 C Drive".
- Under your drive listings the drive you selected should show two heads in the bottom corner of the icon.

In OSX:

- In Finder hit CMD+K.
- Type the name of your Windows machine after "smb://". For example, a Windows machine named "ok" would be "smb://ok". (If you don't remember it, just right click on "computer" in Windows and select "properties".)
- Hit connect and it will ask for the pw of your user in Windows 7. Then select the volume or drive you named (Win7 C Drive) and it should show up under the Shared section in OSX.
- To allow access to your Mac's drive from Windows 7, right click the drive in OSX and hit "Get Info." Then select "Shared Folder".

With internet connected to a second port on your Windows 7 machine, you have internet access via your OSX machine through the network.

*This is how I set-up a network using Windows 7 as a server. If someone wants to add a guide for using OSX as a server, pm me and I will add it to the first post.
Edited by slytown - 1/8/11 at 12:34pm
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so wait, this is a guide on how to share a winodws HD with OSX?
if so, then yeah i've been doing this for ever.
Edited by spice003 - 1/17/11 at 4:32pm
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good guide for those who are a little lost
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so wait, this is a guide on how to share a winodws HD with OSX?
if so, then yeah i've been doing this for ever.
share any drive on windows with a password, then in osx you can click GO at the top, then connect to server then smb://IP of the machine your trying to connect.
Copying what I said FTW.
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