The Apple Filing Protocol (AFP), formerly AppleTalk Filing Protocol, is a proprietary network protocol that offers file services for both Mac OS X and the classic Mac OS.

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Seemingly Random files and folders are automatically deleted on Mac Server via AFP at the same time as a connected iMac is shutdown

Here's a link to the Apple Support site from 2013 describing the same problem we're having, with updates from a couple others since then: Mac automatically deleting Folders from AFP-Share every Night ...
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Unable to connect a remote disk using afp

I have two network drives in my local network - one is WDMyCloud device and the other is a USB hard drive connected to AirPort Extreme. All of a sudden the mac cannot connect these devices using AFP. ...
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Network folder in finder sidebar disappears

I have added a couple of network folders to the OS X finder sidebar as a shortcut. This is working great as long as I don't shutdown or restart the system. Once the system has been restarted they are ...
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Can't change user for network share - always guest

I'm trying to login to a local share to make file changes which requires more than guest access. I've tried comm-K server login for both afp & smb, with and without: afp://username:*...
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Force unmount volume in use by remote user

I store some sensitive data on encrypted disk images. Sometimes for convenience I mount one of these disk image files (.dmg) over the LAN and occasionally forget to unmount it. A problem arises ...
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Why is my Hard Drive and User folder shared when I turn on osx file sharing?

I decided to try file sharing on a mac mini, and noticed something odd. When I go to settings > Sharing, and enable File Sharing, then add ~/Shared. Now ~/Shared is the only item listed. When I go ...
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How can I combine two or more folders into one AFP or SMB network share in OS X 10.11?

I have two media directories that each have a similar top-level folder structure. I'd like to share them over my network, using either AFP or SMB, in such a way that I can access both of them using ...
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Airport Extreme shared disk will not show on desktop

I have an airport extreme 802.11n (7.6.4), with a 3TB drive attached via USB and shared "With device password". I formatted the drive "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" attached directly via USB to my Mac, ...
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Back up a network share with time capsule

I have a TimeCapsule with a 8TB drive in it. I have an iMac, a MacBook and a ubuntu server, that has the latest version of netatalk/avahi for AFP sharing. I want to store my Photos and Movies ...
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One Time Machine server on two different addresses

I have a netatalk based Time Machine server set up at home. Right now, it is accessible only from my local home network. It only allows me to do backup, when I am at home. Sometimes, I'd like to ...
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Connecting to password protected AFP server from terminal?

I have one Mac set up with file sharing on the desktop, and I am trying to connect to it from my other Mac from the Terminal. I made a folder mount in /Volumes/, then I used the following command. ...
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Apple switching to SMB, but SMB doesn't handle permissions the POSIX way: so what are they doing?

Rumor has it that Apple is switching from AFP to SMB for their file sharing. However, SMB has always had a problem with permissions (i.e. everything is executable or everything is not executable). ...
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Stop sharing primary [boot] and Time Machine drive via AFP?

I have three folders setup as shared folders in the Sharing [System] Preferences on my AFP [not SMB] file server. My file server is running OS X [not OS X Server] 10.11 El Capitan. When I connect to ...
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El Capitan Server: Reshaping NFS share via AFP/SMB

I have a Linux box sharing HDDs via NFS, which I prefer for its simplicity and speed. My local network is on a directory server (El Capital Server OpenDirectory). However, I have family members who ...
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Network, moving large folder : Photo Library

I want to move my Photo Library through my Synology NAS, I know I'm gonna lose the iCloud Syncing (which is very annoying...) but anyway. Every time I trying to move the Photo Library (quite heavy, ...
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How to set network devices priority on afp/smb transfers?

I've got ethernet and wifi in the network devices. I use internet through wifi and file sharing over ethernet (we got an access point with DHCP and an ethernet switch with static IP - the access point ...
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SMB and AFP work for guest and Administrator but not other users

I'm having a problem getting file sharing to work between my MBPr and Mac Mini, here's a history of what I've tried: I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) running El Cap 10.11.1 (15B42) ...
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Restarting AFP Service / File Sharing Service

I'm using El Capitan (not Server) and every now and then me or other users can't access a shared (afp) folder or every mounted drive gets very slow. If I enter the system preferences and navigate to ...
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Should I be using AFP or SMB?

I know that Apple has made SMB the default network protocol for a few releases now. However is there any benefits of using AFP? Is there anything I can do on a AFP volume that I can't do on a SMB ...
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Finder reverts to SMB for shares set up as AFP

My Mac Mini running the El Capitan (10.11.1) connects to my Synology DS 1515+ via AFP as follows; afp://c9_nas.local. Finder recognizes the NAS as a fellow Mac when performing a get info. (the ...
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How do I transfer my iPhone photos/videos to a NAS with afp-protocol?

How do I transfer my iPhone photos/videos to my NAS? I can connect to my NAS using afp-protocol. My current solution is to mount the NAS on my MacBook using cmd-k in Finder, then by using Image ...
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Extremely poor bulk file copy speeds on AFP shares in Yosemite

Some hardware background: I manage a 3D graphics lab of about a dozen iMac clients running 10.10.5 and a Mini running Server 10.10.2 (Server.app v4.0.3 / build 14S350). The Mini is in a Sonnet xMac ...
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Yosemite Server SMB Browsing

Been experiencing endless issues with file sharing on Yosemite server and latest Server App (5.0.x). When a user connected to the server in the finder sidebar, it connects with SMB and they experience ...
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El Capitan: Strange folder names on Synology NAS

We've upgraded some MacBooks to El Capitan, all the workstations here are connected to a NAS through AFP. All upgraded workstations now show a small amount of folders with strange names like; SBAK7C~...
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Connect to server on command line

I am currently trying to connect my NAS on OSX 10.9.5 using the command line. This will work fine if I first connect my NAS using Finder: I select it in the "Shared" section of Finder's sidebar, click ...
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AFP Share name does not match volume name

I had to rebuild our raid this week. Now that it is back online I added it back to the sharing preferences. However when another machine tries to mount it they only get the option to mount SHARE-1 ...
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Unable to mount Time Capsule / AFP-SMB sharing keeps loading

I'm getting a strange behavior for my Time Capsule (the "tower" model) since I upgraded my home LAN. The problem is that I can no longer browse the content of my Time Capsule using AFP or SMB because ...
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Yosemite to AFP Ubuntu server connection freezes (UBUNTU CNID dbase error)

I have problems with Yosemite network connections to ubuntu server. Connection working for a while and freez after one minute or little more. This is big 3 TB server for work, with lot of files like ...
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How can I make my finder refresh a NAS volume mounted using AFP?

Regrettably I'm using a WD EX2 on my bridged home network (current and 4th gen Airport Extremes), and the finder doesn't refresh my AFP volumes. The NAS is attached on the 4th gen APE. Anyone have a ...
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Copying AFP Path with Automator

I'm updating a Service I created in Automator a few years ago that copies a file path with a certain format in order to be clickable in "Messages". The problem now is that it doesn't work with new ...
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How do I get File Sharing to set off Wake for Network Access on Mac 10.9.5?

When my iMac (10.9.5) is sleeping, I can't connect to its afp:// address. As soon as I wake the iMac, I can. I have made sure to check "Wake for Network Access," but it doesn't help. Thanks.
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How to deal with multiple volumes folder in OS X?

I'm fine-tuning the network in my little office... I've got multiple folders named HD1 across different machines... The problem I noticed is that when you connect to an AFP folder, it creates a ...
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Automatically mount AFP for Time Machine (without saving a password in plaintext)

I have a Linux box running Netatalk that I use to store Time Machine backups. My machine running OS X sees this as an AFP service and Time Machine is happy with this arrangement. The only issue is ...
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Can't connect to AFP shares with 10.10.4

I just updated the Mac Mini that I use as a file server to the 10.10.4 and the Server App to 4.1.3. After I updated I can't connect anymore to the AFP share that I see in the Finder sidebar on the ...
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Any way to force download from AFP as opposed to streaming?

I have a Yosemite file server that I use to host video files I've taken on my GoPro to various friends and family who want them. Unfortunately, asking "please download them (aka drag them to your ...
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How do I share with different permissions from local host?

I want to create a user tvuser that has read access to a volume on my mac (Mountain Lion.) NO one else has network read access. At this point when I click sharing, enable AFP, Everyone, and Staff ...
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Connecting to a Folder on a Different Partition Using AFP or SMB

I'm in the process of setting up a DeployStudio system. Part of the requirement is that the server be able to connect to a Repository of files. On my server, that Repository is located on the ...
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Mounting an AFP network volume eventually freezes my Yosemite System

Ever since I upgraded to 10.10.2 shortly after boot my whole system becomes unusable. Any app that interacts with the volume freezes up such as Finder. Killing the Finder process does not fix the ...
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Unexplained file share mount requests

I have lately been developing some lighting control software, which is working with the Open Lighting Architecture (I installed that via Homebrew, brew install ola). All is working fine, but there is ...
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AFP can't write because of locked volume

I'm trying to write contents to my shared folders on my Raspberry Pi over AFP. However I keep getting the same error/warning regarding permissions and locked volume: I'm fairly sure permissions are ...
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File sharing/AFP skips “connect as”

I have two Macs, a Lion and a Yosemite. I have several accounts on each one, both user and admin. I activated file sharing on both Macs and selected AFP. I can connect from any account on one Mac to ...
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Automount afp Volume with AppleScript

I know this is similar to other open questions about mounting network drives, but this one is slightly different. I have an AppleScript that runs at startup that looks like this: tell Application "...
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Anyway to restore AFP as the default in 10.10?

In OS X 10.10, Apple moved from AFP to SMB3 as the default method of connecting to servers (Command + K). Anyone know a way to restore this back to AFP?
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Mount network share (AFP/SMB) for multiple users (fast user switching)

i'm having the following problem with my network shares from my NAS (Synology 415+ if it matters) in Yosemite. At home, we have an iMac with two different users. I moved all of our media (music & ...
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Possible Methods to Restore Speed of File Sharing (AFP) in OS X 10.10?

I have an iMac and a MacBook Pro under the same network connected through AFP file sharing protocol. Before I upgraded to OS X 10.10, the speed is very fast - copying a 200MB file would take a couple ...
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Can mount afp share via mount_afp but not via Autofs

Current system, OSX 10.9.5 I've followed the instructions in this MacWorld hint and by reading the Apple doc for Autofs and several other places but I can't get autofs to automagically mount a remote ...
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OSX 10.9.5 automount AFP network volume?

I'm having problems getting automount to mount an AFP share at startup. If I, as a non-root user, issue the following command from my terminal: mount -t afp afp://user:pass@server/share-name ./share-...
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Over what protocol am I currently connected to a given server?

At my workplace we usually connect to our server over AFP (I know it's been deprecated but the workers like to use the color labels). I sometimes use SMB to solve specific issues, including the ...
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Mac OSX Server - AFP Firewalling

Is it possible to write an ipfw rule to: 1 - block a specific AFP Share by the Shares Name? 2 - block that AFP Share from access by anyone but the local network, i.e: no external IPs. And if so ...
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Is there a way to get Mavericks to mount AFP URLs the old way, by mounting the share point, and not the enclosing folder?

Before Mavericks, if I clicked this URL or pasted it into the Finder's Connect to Server dialog: afp://server.example.com/Share/Path/To/Folder/File.txt The server's "Share" share point would mount ...