5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 15, 2013 7:54 PM by Nicholas James
NannetteMarie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Just go my Mac...trying to transfer..one computer (Mac) says to "verify the passcode" and the other says it is waiting for the Mac to connect. It's been thinking 10 minutes. Is that normal?


MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011)
  • 1. Re: It has been 10 minutes and the computer is still trying to connect to my other computer. Is that normal?
    NannetteMarie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Now it's been hours. I tried all of its suggestions. No can do.

  • 2. Re: It has been 10 minutes and the computer is still trying to connect to my other computer. Is that normal?
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    There must be some network problem.

     

    I don't do Windoze, but you should be able to do it manually.  See the Manually Migrating section of Switch 101: Migrate your Windows files or system to your Mac.

  • 3. Re: It has been 10 minutes and the computer is still trying to connect to my other computer. Is that normal?
    Nicholas James Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you are connected via Ethernet, you should be able to see the PC files from the MAC.  If not, you need to adjust the network settings so that you can.  You will not get a successful transfer until the computers can see each other on the network.

  • 4. Re: It has been 10 minutes and the computer is still trying to connect to my other computer. Is that normal?
    Nicholas James Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    On the MAC, check 

      SYSTEM PREFERENCES

        NETWORK  (Under Internet and Wireless)

           {Unlock to allow changes.  Relock when you are done}

           ADVANCED

               WINS

                   {Make sure the Workgroup is setup the same as on your PC}

  • 5. Re: It has been 10 minutes and the computer is still trying to connect to my other computer. Is that normal?
    Nicholas James Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Um, then I had to establish the connection.  I think this was the routine used.

     

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH10644

    OS X Mountain Lion: Connect to shared computers and file servers on a network

     

      

     

                                         

    You can connect to shared computers and file servers on your network, including Mac and Windows computers that have file sharing turned on, and servers that use AFP, SMB/CIF, NFS, and FTP.

    Note: To connect, you need the computer name or network address for the shared computer. If the shared computer is a Mac with file sharing turned on, it’s easy to find this information. On the shared Mac, open Sharing preferences and select File Sharing. The address appears below the “File Sharing: On” indicator, and looks similar to this example: afp://17.212.167.33/

     

    If you can’t locate a shared computer or server or connect to it, it may not be available, or you may not have permission to connect to it. Contact the person who owns the computer or the network administrator for help.

    Connect to a computer or server by browsing

    1. In the Finder, choose Go > “Connect to Server,” and then click Browse.
    2. Find the computer’s name in the Shared section of the Finder window sidebar. You may need to click All to see all the shared computers
    3. When you locate the shared computer or server, select it, and then click Connect As. Some computers let you automatically connect as Guest. In some cases you need the network area or workgroup for the shared computer. If you don’t have this information, contact the computer’s owner or your network administrator.
    4. If you are connecting to a Mac that has screen sharing turned on, and you have the appropriate privileges, you can also click Share Screen to display the computer’s screen on your screen.
    5. If necessary, enter your user name and password and select volumes or shared folders on the server. To make it easier to connect to the computer in the future, select “Remember this password in my keychain” to add your user name and password for the computer to your keychain.

     

    Connect to a computer or server by entering its address

    1. In the Finder, choose Go > “Connect to Server.”
    2. Type the network address for the computer or server in the Server Address field. For information about the correct format for network addresses, see:  Network address formats for shared computers and servers 
    3. Click Connect.
    4. If necessary, enter your user name and password and select the server volumes or shared folders. To make it easier to connect to the computer in the future, select “Remember this password in my keychain” to add your user name and password for the computer to your keychain.

     

    Reconnect to recent servers

    Here are some ways to make it easy to reconnect to shared computers and servers you frequently use:

    • Choose Apple menu > Recent Items, and then choose from the list of recent servers.
    • In the Finder, choose Go > “Connect to Server,” and then open the pop-up menu to the far right of the Server Address field and choose a recent server.
    • Add shared computers, network areas, and workgroups, to the Finder sidebar. Select the item, and then choose File > Add To Sidebar or press Command (⌘)-T.
    • Add a shared computer or server to your list of favorites. Choose Go > “Connect to Server,” enter the network address, and then click Add (+).