Refers to any method of transferring a file from one device to another, whether that be via FTP, share sheets, an attachment in an email, or Airdrop

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How can I change permissions of mount point of a network resource on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)?

I want to give another user permission to a mount point of a network resource. The directory mode is 700 and the owner is, of course, the logged in user who created the mount point. I have programs ...
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No right to open file once copied on the desktop

I'm new to Mac, so I may not have the correct vocabulary. We have a Mac 10.5.x configured to share files with AFP and SMB. We have 4 other Mac as clients, various versions between 10.5 and 10.6. ...
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How do I share files with users based on Apple ID?

How do I setup file sharing across multiple macs, such that I can share by connecting with my Apple ID, as opposed to a username/password? I've searched the net for documentation on doing this, and ...
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How can I make a folder and its contents automatically owned by two people?

Ok, in the /Users/Shared/ folder I have my DropBox folder. I have read/write permissions set for me and my wife (shared computer). However, if she creates a folder/file in the DropBox folder, I can ...
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How to fix 10.8 internet sharing resulting in poor file sharing performance and no Time Machine server?

TL;DR - File sharing performance is extremely poor on a Mac Pro running 10.8.2 with file sharing enabled. Using it as a Time Machine server also no longer works in this setup. I have been ...
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How to access a symlink pointing to a place outside the share?

I have a share on Lion Server, and a symlink pointing to a directory outside the share. The symlink is working properly when user is logged into the machine via ssh (so permissions are fine), but when ...
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10.7.5 New Folder Privileges are Read Only

I have a 2.8G Quad-Core running 10.7.5 with dual Hard drives; a Mac HD and a Data Drive. I share the Data Drive with two other Macs running 10.5.8. Whenever I create a new folder on either the Mac ...
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mac fails to reconnect to SMB share after coming back from suspend

I've got a mac (OS X 10.8.2) that's accessing files on an Win7 SMB share. About half the time the Mac comes back from suspend it can't connect to the SMB share. The Win7 machine is on and the password ...
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After upgrading to iTunes 11, I cannot see my iPad mini

I'd like to access my iPad mini file sharing via iTunes 11. However, I cannot see the iPad mini on the left hand Sidebar (View > Show Sidebar). I also pulled out and re-inserted the USB cable a few ...
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OSX server 10.6 and umask

I'm trying to set up our server so that file permissions make sense. We have a mac mini running OSX 10.6.7. Through our desktop Macs, we connect to shared folders on that server and save files on it, ...
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I just upgraded to Mountain Lion. Now I can't share files with the Snow Leopard on my network

Before the upgrade, I could pull files from the other laptop on to mine with apple file sharing. Now I can't see any machines in the network view. How can I pull files from the Snow Leopard laptop ...
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How can I transfer a Large (450Mb) file between two Mountain Lion Macbook Pros?

I have two identical Macbook Pro Retina laptops. How can I transfer files between them? I have looked at the AirPort utility, but don't see a way to "create a new network" let alone make it ...
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Accessing other mac on local network with computer name

We have two macs which is connected to a WiFi network. One mac is named 'mobi4' and other mac is named 'mobi6'. In Finder window, I choose Go -> Connect To Server and type mobi6, but I get an error ...
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Odd permissions issues on Windows Share

I'm handling the IT for a Mac based design studio and they're having weird issues with files on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server. They should have complete access to everything, they can create, ...
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Make a 2 way sharing folder with my PC

I've been trying to make a sharing folder with my PC for so long and it seems to complicated. In windows 7 there is Homesharing and the configuration is so easy. I would like to make a folder which ...
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How can one determine which user deleted a shared file on OS X Mountain Lion Server

My girlfriend is a lab technician at a small pharmaceutical startup. She created a very important Excel file and placed it in a shared folder on a server that the "IT" guy set up. The server runs ...
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Accessing file shares on other mac on macs with shared connections

It is probably best to first describe the ridiculous network setup I have: I have a time capsule connected via ethernet to my university's network. It is sharing this internet connection with a group ...
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Access Time Capsule from Android phone

Can I access the contents of the "Data" folder on computers other than Macs? For instance, can I access the Time Capsule from my Android phone?
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Where have the folders from public.me.com been moved to?

Has the content that people made publicly accessible at http://public.me.com/ been moved somewhere, so that it can be accessed from the web? Can the content still be accessed with WebDAV as before?
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is there anyway to directly email videos or upload a video from iphoto to youtube?

When i download images and video from my iphone everything shows up under pictures in my iphoto library. When i open iphoto i can scroll through pictures and videos but when i click on a video, i can ...
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guest access to samba shares on 10.8

Is there any way to allow public (ie no user/password prompt) access to samba shares using the mountain lion built in server? Even with Everyone set to read/write in System Preferences and the guest ...
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Has Mountain Lion changed file sharing setup or permissions?

Recently I installed Mountain Lion (I had Snow Leopard), I used to share files with a PC enabling the file sharing and use Filezilla in the PC to download and upload files. Now with Mountain Lion for ...
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How to share files between two Macs at home?

I've turned file sharing on both my Macs here at home. One is an iMac, the other a MacBook Pro. I'm sure there's more to it but I can't seem to figure that out. Both are internet connected through ...
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Can't copy into my own Public folder

I can't copy into my own Public folder neither with my finder nor from terminal 'sudo cp ~/temp/gyongyinek/* ~/Public/' If I execute the above command from terminal I got this: Operation not ...
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iTunes “Apps” section - clarification

See the following image.. This is the view that is shown under the "Apps" tab, when I connect my iPhone with iTunes. From my understanding, Point 1, "Synced Apps" option provides the ...
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Is there a file size limit when sharing files?

I was trying to use File Sharing to transfer a rather large file (6 GB) from my Mac mini to my MacBook Pro over WiFi, but the file would get constantly stuck at 6 MB and stop transferring. Is there a ...
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Will setting a cron job to delete ._ shadow files on a linux share work?

I recently tarred up a directory to send to a remote linux system. When I untarred it, there were ._ files tossed into the target directory. I did a search and found articles of people being ...
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How to access USB External Drive on iMac from Macbook Pro?

I have an iMac with an external USB 1TB harddrive, running Mountain Lion. Under File Sharing I have added this external drive to my list of "Shared Folders". I have a MacBook Pro also running ...
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Can I share files from my external hard drive across my PC and Apple laptop?

I have a desktop PC with a pretty small hard drive. I bought an external hard drive with 500GB of space and now use that for all of my pictures, music, etc. Its almost full. I am now in the process ...
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How can I get Network drive shortcuts added to the Finder sidebar in Mountain Lion?

I updated to Mountain Lion from Lion and I noticed that my network drives are no longer shown in Finder's sidebar under Devices. Under preferences I have all checkboxes ticked. And when I click on ...
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Permissions issues with shared folder

OK, I'm a certified Apple fan-boy but there are at least a dozen (or more) things that just REALLY annoy me with Apple. One of the big ones is multiple users using the same Mac. For example, I have ...
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Sharing a folder with the terminal

I'm trying to find a command to make a shared folder with the terminal to integrate in a shell script. But i couldn't find anything for making a shared folder on a MAC OS X client. Can you guys help ...
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Automator: How to copy the contents of local folder to a linux smb share?

I use Lion and I'm trying to make a folder action that copies the content of a local folder to a Samba share, but when I execute the action at Automator it copies the folder and not only its contents ...
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Accessing files in a Mac/network share on iOS?

While on my home local network, I some times want to access images and plain-text files stored on an AFP network share. But I have not found an app for iOS that allow me to do this. Can someone ...
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Why does AirPort Utility support file sharing?

The AirPort utility app for the iPhone allows you to share documents between a computer and an iOS device. What kind of documents, if any, would I share between my Mac and the AirPort utility app?
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What is the best option to keep Laptop and Desktop user account in Sync?

I have a Mac desktop that is not always on and a Mac laptop that is usually on the same network. I have a new Synology drive that is always on and I'm considering making use of the LDAP server on it ...
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Windows XP Server needs reboot to be discoverable with OS X Lion

I'm really not sure whether this is a Mac question or a PC question, so I will cross-post to both SE sites (see this Super User post). I'm expecting it has to do with how the PC is configured, but if ...
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Mac on local network has generic PC icon

I have an iMac and MacMini on my local network. From the Mini the iMac appears as a "mac' icon in the finder window - but the Mini appears as a "generic PC" icon from the iMac. Anyone know why this is ...
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How to use Internet Sharing AND File Sharing?

My setup at office is: Internet -> AirportExtreme --(wifi)--> AirportExpress --(eth1)--> MacPro1 --(eth2)--> MacPro2 MacPro1 has Internet Sharing enabled, allowing MacPro2 to be online. But MacPro2 ...
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Generating and collaborating on network map diagrams?

I have to turn out some network topology maps for very large networks. I'd like the format for the maps to be something other people can also edit and contribute to regardless of what software I'm ...
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Best way of sharing files over network with linux

I have an iMac running Mac OS 10.7.3 which is connected to wifi network, there is also a linux laptop connected to the same network. I want to share a folder with this laptop, I cannot use ftp since ...
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Disable Kerberos / Single Sign-on

We have a Mac mini running OS X 10.7 Server which has a number of shared folders/drives using AFP. We have a user account called fcp setup as sharing only which coworkers use to access the shared ...
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How do I turn FTP sharing on in Lion?

I recently upgraded to Lion and I tried to FTP into it from another Mac, but I couldn't. I went to System Preferences>Sharing and could only find AFP and SMB sharing. How do I enable FTP sharing in ...
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Accessing files/folders on home machine over internet

I have a Mac Mini that I run as a home server and I'd like to share some folders on it over the Internet. I need the following: It needs to be a client app that talks to a central server (like ...
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Hosting a remote Aperture image library on a Mac mini server

We take a lot of pictures, and it would be very convenient for us if we were able to organize all of our pictures into one massive, remote "Aperture image repository." So, I got this idea to get a Mac ...
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Flush AFP client cache

I have an AFP server with netatalk on a Linux box, which maintains CNIDs separate from the actual files. Due to a faulty disk (or rather, three of them in a RAID6), the database with the CNID mapping ...
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Local networking: File sharing permissions over AFP

I am having trouble getting read/write file sharing working over my local network. I have shared a folder via AFP, named 'Pictures', with a specific user through System Preferences > Sharing. By ...
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How can I connect to one server using two user names - at the same time?

I am struggling to find a way to allow users to connect to two different shares on a server at the same time. It seems like it should be possible, but no matter what I try I am always forced to ...
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AFP over the internet?

I'm using my MBP as a media server, and I'm connecting to it via my MBA through AFP (settings can be found in "File Sharing" tab in System Preferences). This works fine if I am connecting locally, ...
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How should I debug AFP issues?

I'm having some problems connecting to a Time Capsule's shared drive from a Macbook Air running OS X 10.7.2 Lion. I can connect to the share without problem from a Macbook Pro running OS X 10.6 Snow ...