Mac Book pro can't access some shared files on a windows machine. Please Help!!!

I have a early 2013 Mac Book Pro running Mac osx 10.8.3. I also have a 2002ish dell desktop. I have file sharing turned on for several drives on the dell and the mac finds and connects to the dell. I can also see the shared hard drives, but when i try to access certian files on the hard drvies the mac said something like you do not have permissions to access this folder. The folder has a little red icon in the corner and in the get info window it said that I have custom access. Also when i try to logon to the dell from the mac using connect as I enter the username for the windows account. There is no pasword so I leave that blank. When i click login it still said in finder that i was logged in as guest. Any help with either problem would be great. I don't know if the problems are linked or what, but any help would be greatly appreciated.
-Thanks!!!

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