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Old 07-30-2009, 11:54 AM
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I have a Mac book pro on a network. I have two shared network folders open and available.

I have Word open, and create a document. How do I save it to one of the shared folders?

My drop down box under "save" in Word doesn't have my network shares listed as a destination. It only has the local drive, and locations within the local drive listed.

Do I have to save the document to the desktop (or somewhere) and then move it into my network share?
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:00 PM
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TRY THIS

Turn on Sharing in the Sharing System Preferences on the PowerMac, and on the Macbook go to "Go" menu "Connnect to Server" and hit the browse button. Click the network and your PowerMac should show up
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:08 PM
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No Powermac. This is a Windows Active Directory permissions based shared corporate network.

I used the "connect to server" to connect to the shares; they are available as an icon on my desktop and under "Find" under "shared"; That's it.
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www.macosg.com will gladly answer any questions like that. It's a fine forum to visit.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:29 PM
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you have to enable samba on the mac (SMB sharing),
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You should be able to select your HD, desktop or network

If you don't see your network here just save it to the desktop. Your still going to need to pull the shared folders up. Command & K should do that either before or after
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Get a PC and all of your Mac problems will go away.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jerseysportfisher View Post
you have to enable samba on the mac (SMB sharing),
I'm able to read/write to the shared folders.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:40 PM
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You should be able to select your HD, desktop or network

If you don't see your network here just save it to the desktop. Your still going to need to pull the shared folders up. Command & K should do that either before or after
So then I'll have two copies--and will have have to delete one. Not to mention having to do 2 steps when I should really only have to do 1.

Doesn't seem that "easy"
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So then I'll have two copies--and will have have to delete one. Not to mention having to do 2 steps when I should really only have to do 1.

Doesn't seem that "easy"
Then get your Network up on your desktop. It should not be any problem. We have 8 Mac's and 24 Windows machines in my company. I can log into all of them.
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You have to add the network folder in 'Places'. When you go to save you should see Devices, Shared, Places.......

Click on the folder you created for the networked drive.
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Then get your Network up on your desktop. It should not be any problem. We have 8 Mac's and 24 Windows machines in my company. I can log into all of them.
Huh? I have the shares available.
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Originally Posted by ESSRTEE8 View Post
You have to add the network folder in 'Places'. When you go to save you should see Devices, Shared, Places.......

Click on the folder you created for the networked drive.
It's available under "shared". How do I get it to "places" (that is right under shared)?. Drag and drop/right click doesn't work.
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Anyone? How do I get the share drive to be recognized under "places"?
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Perhaps your sys adm has not given you write permission on the server.

Click once on the server icon (to highlight it) and type command-I (together). The "command" key is the one directly to the left of the space bar -- the one with the little propeller on it --, and used to be called the "apple" key. You will see, down at the bottom of the dialog box that appears, permissions granted for the server and your Mac. You may only be able to read, but then, you may also be able to change the permissions. Take a look.

Or, perhaps, just try to save your document via "save as". You may have to "save" first to the home computer before you can move it to the server. That is, you simply may not be able to save a previously unsaved document to the server. I don't know about that, but it's worth a try. Also check the permissions on the document. If you can save to the server using "save as", fine. When you go to close the document, it will ask if you want to save it. If you are ABSOLUTELY SURE that it's on the server safely, you can just say NO and it will disappear.

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Old 08-02-2009, 12:58 PM
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Perhaps your sys adm has not given you write permission on the server.

Click once on the server icon (to highlight it) and type command-I (together). The "command" key is the one directly to the left of the space bar -- the one with the little propeller on it --, and used to be called the "apple" key. You will see, down at the bottom of the dialog box that appears, permissions granted for the server and your Mac. You may only be able to read, but then, you may also be able to change the permissions. Take a look.
I'm a domain admin; I have rw/rx rights to everything.

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Or, perhaps, just try to save your document via "save as". You may have to "save" first to the home computer before you can move it to the server. That is, you simply may not be able to save a previously unsaved document to the server. I don't know about that, but it's worth a try. Also check the permissions on the document. If you can save to the server using "save as", fine. When you go to close the document, it will ask if you want to save it. If you are ABSOLUTELY SURE that it's on the server safely, you can just say NO and it will disappear.
I'm able to "save as", but not to the share. The share isn't available as drop down within word. And that's the issue; what should be a one step process has become two. This could become very confusing; ie having two of the same document floating around--one on my desktop and one on the share.
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option 2

run paralells , use xp sp2, join to domain and your all set.
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option 2

run paralells , use xp sp2, join to domain and your all set.
lol...that seems like an ironic workaround.

If I need to that...well, the folks who think that one day everyone will have a Mac on their desk are going to be sorely let down.
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Joe,
Good one.
Obviously you have proper rights and SMB (SamBa/Server Message Block) is setup or you couldn't access shared folders to begin with, which you can.
Try the website previously posted. Good one.
Also, can you save to NetShare from other Apps?
I ran into a similar issue with my PowerPro and it turned out to be virus scan settings not allowing access to NetShare.
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lol...that seems like an ironic workaround.

If I need to that...well, the folks who think that one day everyone will have a Mac on their desk are going to be sorely let down.
snow leopard will bridge the gap, native exchange support, more LDAP support, and more portability
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