Look at our following instruction to see it is simple and quick to share data between Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite (10.10), or Maverick (10.9) and Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7.
1. CONFIGURATION IN WINDOWS 10, WINDOWS 8 or WINDOWS 7
Make sure you turn on** Network Discovery** first (Control Panel>All Control Panel Items>Network and Sharing Center>Advanced sharing settings)
Step 1. Right mouse on the Folder you want to share to a Mac, select Properties
Step 2. Choose Sharing tab --> Click on Advanced Sharing
Step 3. From a new Pop-up window, check on Share this Folder option, then click on Permissions
Step 4. Set the Permission then click on Ok to confirm
How To Access Shared Folder in Windows from Mac OS X?
Step 1. Click on Go from the top-menu --> Select Connect to Server
Step 2. Choose Server Address by the iP address or the PC name of the Windows (smb://user ip address or smb://pc). You can click on the + icon to add in Favorite Servers list. Finally, make a click on Connect.
Step 3. User can connect as Guest or Registered User.
Step 4. Choose the Shared Folder
Step 5. Mac user is now ready to go to Finder in Mac OS X El Capitan and see the PC volume in the Left-side bar.
2. CONFIGURE TO SHARE A FOLDER IN MAC OS X EL CAPITAN
Step 1. From Mac OS X, go to System Preferences, then click Sharing --> Click on + Button if you want to specify which folder you want to share --> Set permission for Anyone --> Click on Option
Step 2. Check box next to Share Files and Folders using SMB, and enable Windows File Sharing for your account.
How To Access Mac's Shared Files or Folders from Windows?
From Windows, open Windows Explorer. You should see the Mac from there.
Otherwise, just type "\\mac name" or "\\mac ip address" into Explorer’s address bar. The Mac’s IP can be found File Sharing pane in System Preferences in the Mac OS X.