connect to windows share from a mac

September 24, 2010

Need to connect to a windows share from Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard? Here’s how to..

1. Open Finder
2. Menu "Go" -> "Connect to Server"
3. Type in smb://[ip_of_windows_share]/[sharename]
4. Click "connect"
5. When prompted for authentication use '[username]' (no quotes, if this is part of a windows domain and you are using active directory authentication use []\[username])
6. Type in your password
7. Click connect