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I seem to be unable to complete the setup of sharing a folder via SMB. I have turned on file sharing and have checked 'Share files and folders using SMB' but I cannot choose a user account under the section called Windows File Sharing:

Sharing files with some Windows computers requires storing the user's account password on this computer is a less secure manner. When you enable Windows sharing for a user account, you must enter the password of that account.

Windows File Sharing Mac

I can see my computer on the network from another computer but I cannot access the file shares with this mac's username and password.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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This might help ... basically you need to create a "share-only" user on the Mac.

http://chriswrites.com/how-to-share-files-folders-between-the-mac-and-pc/

  • My main account wasn't showing up in the list either, possibly due to some niche restrictions (not full admin?). Creating a share-only account was exactly what I needed. – Joseph Mar 26 '18 at 17:58

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