Posted 31 October 2010 - 04:46 PM
OK so the Account name [v10.6] = short name [v10.5] and it has to be no spaces and is all lowercase.
My System preferences > accounts doesn't show the account/short name, just the full name. The short name,however, is used in finder to id the home folder and therefore, I guess, to id the network share. I think the os made the Account name from my full name because I put capitals when I typed in my account name - rather than giving me an error message.
I tried what I now know is the account name to Add a Network Place and got to the dialog box w/ the username & PW. The Run command w/ "\\YourMacComputerName\accountname" also works
Via trial and error I discovered that the full name = username in the dialog box.
So I got to my shared mac files by using the account name for the share name in \\server\share and my full name for the username in the login dialog box. I've opened and transferred files. Yippee!
mac 10.6 on macbook pro
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