View Full Version : Problem connecting to XP PCs
July 21st, 2010, 09:15 PM
I have been able to connect to my XP machines from Finder in OS X 10.6.4 with no problem for months. Now I'm getting strange errors. First, when I attempt to connect to server0, I get a connection failed error. Then I click on "Connect As" and a login dialog comes up with the registered users name filled in with mbp17 and a password pre-filled in. The "remember this password in my keychain" is checked. I went into the Keychain.app and deleted the passwords listed for the servers (my 3 XP PCs). Also, there is no mbp17 user, as I deleted that from my server0 several days ago. What I'd like to know is where is the login dialog getting the mbp17 value for the name field, and how can I get rid of it. I'm assuming the other errors are XP related, but I want to get rid of the default values being filled in on the dialog box. Please help.
July 31st, 2010, 07:08 PM
Check Home>Library>Recent Servers
July 31st, 2010, 07:25 PM
There is no Home directory on my system, only an alias to /. There is, however, a /Library directory, but it doesn't contain a Recent Servers directory. There is no Recent Servers directory anywhere on the system, so I'm not sure what you're asking me to do..
July 31st, 2010, 07:41 PM
On the Mac, in the menu at the top, Click and hold on Go.
A pull down menu will appear. Move the mouse arrow to Home.
A window will open. You are now in your Home folder - aka you user folder.
Now in the View menu select by list.
Now locate and open the folder Library.
Recent Servers folder should be there.
You can also try -
Using the Go menu select Connect to Server.
A new window will open. Click on the Browse button.
The Network pane will open.
You can delete the files from there.
July 31st, 2010, 08:13 PM
That's what I thought, but there is no "Recent Servers" subdirectory anywhere on my system.
July 31st, 2010, 09:59 PM
Go back into Keychain Access and double check the list of All Items under login.
If there is nothing left, then I am stumped.
August 1st, 2010, 02:43 AM
You're stumped :)
That's one of the first things I tried.
August 5th, 2010, 10:59 PM
Are the PC XP on SP3? Plus read this MacWindows reader tip (http://www.macwindows.com/Fix-Mac-Win-as-non-guest.html) for connect 10.6.x to XP, it might help.