Connect to a Mac from a Windows computer
If you turn on file sharing on your Mac, people using Windows computers can connect to your computer.
Turn on file sharing on your Mac and set it up to share files with Windows users.
Have ready the name and password for the user account you’re using on your Mac for Windows sharing.
On the Windows computer, open File Explorer, click Network, and locate the Mac you want to connect to.
Double-click the Mac, then enter the account name and password for the user account.
It may take a moment for the Windows computer to show that the Mac is on the network.
If users can’t connect to the Mac from the Windows computer using the user account you specified, you can reset the password for that account in Users & Groups settings. See Reset your Mac login password.
After users connect to the Mac, they have access to all the folders in the Home folder of the user account being used for Windows sharing, as well as any other folders or volumes they were given permission to access.