Now, this is an answer to a different question, but see if it works. I back my accounting program up to E drive, which is the CD drive on my PC. Maybe it's a caveman technique, but it works and I wouldn't know what to do with an external hard drive, anyhow.
The Apple Tech said we could reformat the hard drive but that it would only save files 4Gigs or less. I think it's just easier to buy him his own, especially since my MAC broke down when I tried to install a later MAC OS. I was without it for 24 hours while they tried to recover files, etc. Don't want to screw anything else up.
Wed 17 Oct, 2012 04:35 pm
We don't have a network.
You don't have a network? How are you connecting to the Internet? I haven't seen a machine NOT connected to a network in ages. I don't even know what you would do with disconnected machine
We're connected through WIFI, yes, not a LAN. Who's connected through LAN at home anyway?? Thought that was for workplaces.
Wed 17 Oct, 2012 07:57 pm
I don't know how we can share files. We are not networked; we are on WIFI. Does that make it clearer?
WIFI is a network. It's just a wireless network.
You probably have a wireless router plugged into a cable modem or something (common home configuration). Your machines probably all have the same IP Netmask and are probably all on the same "network".
If you turn on File Sharing on your MAC and then browse the Network on your Windows machine you may see the MAC Folder. It depends on if the machines can discover each other. You can also Map drives by IP address if the browsing functions are not working, but that would take a bit of explaining to help you through.
I'm guessing about a lot of your configurations, but if I'm close to right then this might help: