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I'm really not sure whether this is a Mac question or a PC question, so I will cross-post to both SE sites (see this Super User post). I'm expecting it has to do with how the PC is configured, but if anyone has experience connecting to a Windows XP fileshare from Mac OS X Lion, please share your experiences.

I can connect to the Windows XP shared drive from my OS X Lion Mac if the Mac was booted up before the Windows computer. If the Windows PC was left on and the Mac was rebooted, then I have to cycle the Windows PC in order for it to become discoverable under the Networks icon.

What do I have to do to allow the XP computer to be discoverable at all times?

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Can you provide a link to your cross-post? –  CajunLuke Jun 5 '12 at 18:14
    
Okay. Done. superuser.com/questions/433035/… –  Tom Auger Jun 5 '12 at 21:37
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