Vista networked to Apple

  speedbird_zero1 20:34 16 Sep 2007

I have just replaced my xp laptop with a vista machine. My main computer is an Apple they are to be networked. I can "see" the apple machine from the windows but cannot access any files stored on it. It asks for a user name and password, which when i enter is rejected. (it is the user and pass for the apple). I also have another pc on XP and that connects without issue using the same user and password that i am using for the Vista machine. has anyone any ideas how to get over this?
One thing i do notice though is on the xp pc that does work with the apple it connects to "macname.local" whereas the vista pc only tries to connect to "macname" and i cannot workout how to get it to look for "macname.local".
Any help please.

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