Trying to connect Mac Catalina to Windows 2000 Pro SP4

Apple Mac pro desktop computer (six-core...
November 15, 2020 at 07:48:02
Specs: Macintosh , 128GB
Trying to share files between the two, either way. Can see each but can not connect at all. From Windows to Mac get error of path not found, from the Mac to Windows it will not accept username and password. Have tried so many suggestions from Google searches, still stuck. Open to other suggestions.

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November 15, 2020 at 17:48:44
I've Setup a Virtual Win2000 and Mac Catalina:
From Win2000 cannot connect to Mac : "path not found " error

From Mac to Win2000: can logon to user (standard or admin group) to the shared folder on win2000
Set Mac SHARING to allow "file sharing" with OPTIONS: "Share files & folders using SMB" and the Mac user account you logged on with.

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November 16, 2020 at 05:11:06
JohnW This is from a Windows 2000 PC not Windows 10

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November 16, 2020 at 05:11:48
tvlr- Have been down that road, none of those Mac help pages help.

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November 16, 2020 at 05:13:29
sluc - Have tried that, does not work

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November 16, 2020 at 11:55:51
I'm not familiar with Mac's but if I'm not mistaken, the recent versions of their OS are built on BSD (UNIX). If so, is it possible to use SAMBA on the Mac to connect to a share on the Windows PC?

I have a FreeBSD box I run at home here that I map a drive to my NAS device from using SAMBA and that works like a charm.

This is the package I installed on my BSD box in order to map to the NAS.

samba48-4.8.12_4 Free SMB/CIFS and AD/DC server and client for Unix

If you can install SAMBA, or it's included in the Mac OS, then you should be able to connect to a shared drive on a windows PC without too much hassle.

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November 16, 2020 at 12:10:49
Curt R - I have tried SMB, that did not help also.

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November 17, 2020 at 23:05:31
Is there a user password on both accounts?

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November 18, 2020 at 06:36:26
Yes, username and password are the same

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November 18, 2020 at 07:22:41
I seem to recall creating an account on my Mac(s) for my elderly Acer running XP-Pro; and a similar account for my Mac(s) on the Acer; and after enabling a shared folder etc. it all worked swimmingly?

I used the login details for each system as the account details on the other - if that makes sense?

If I can get the time to boot up my Acer (t's still around but never goes online of course, I'll double check how I set up the networking between the two systems. Which having dun... I'll update my input here.

You don't have any firewall settings getting in the way? Try the networking without the firewall(s) enabled to see if that's the problem. Again I have a vague memory that disabling the firewall allowed networking between the two systems to work OK bin the past; and then after re-enabling the firewall they still worked OK. Also check the Mac's assorted security settings to the same end?

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November 18, 2020 at 07:36:57
I tried it with all firewalls off; on the Mac, the PC, and even the router.

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