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Homegroup Windows 7 and Mac OS X Tiger not working

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Hi guys,

I've setup a homegroup network using Windows 7. My laptop running Windows Vista can see and connect to the network no problems. However my other laptop which is a Mac running OS X Tiger can see the network but not connect to it. When I try and connect to it, it states:

"Select the CMB/CIFS shared volume you would like to connect to. "

The only option I have here is to select users in the drop down menu. Once I press OK it says:

"The alias Richard - PC could not be opened because the original item could not be found"

Then nothing happens.

The steps I have taken include:

- Setup the HomeGroup on my W7 PC and enabled all sharing options
- Disabled Firewall and Anti-virus software on the W7 PC

Please could I get some help, as after 3 hours of fiddling and searching the net this is really annoying!

Thanks,
Rich
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Homegroup is Windows proprietary.

If you set up a 'classic' kind of shared folder, you should be able to connect through Samba on your Mac.
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Ahh right. Thanks.

Sorry for the stupid question but how do I create a standard type shared folder?

Cheers.
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