On Mar 27, 2008, at 10:54 AM, Dennis|screenlabor wrote:
I have been to Ryan van Barneveld's Blog downloading ie-preview.app in order to install it on my Leopard/Textmate/Parallels set up. (http://www.ryanvb.com/ie-preview/)
I cant manage to do properbly as I dont know how 'activate' the sharing folders for windows. I cant find such an option (Windows Sharing) in the preference pane.
Quote from his website:
- In the Sharing panel of System Preferences,
turn on Windows Sharing and note your Computer Name
- Be sure to test your Windows Sharing by going into
Windows XP through Parallels, opening a file explorer window and typing your computer name into the address bar preceded by two backslashes.
eg. type \MyMacBook, hit enter and you should see your Mac files
I also dont want to mess up sharing options - not knowing what to do exactly but only trying - in order to keep my laptop 'privat' in public places.
Could anybody help please?
Thanks in advance! Dennis
That article is very old. I never really got his solution working for me, but now I have a much simpler setup that works great. I recommend going to Parallels for info on setting up sharing between the machines.
But right now I can just drag any file onto the IE6 icon and it opens. With the latest version of Parallels they have smartselect or whatever that handles it all for you.
I'm going to blog about my specific testing setup again soon. It'll have much more detailed info on setting up a really killer Web Dev environment.