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 access files on my network from my iPhone?

I am attempting to access a PDF file on my network from my iPhone and I know how to access these files from Windows OS. However since I have an iPhone 5, I don't have the knowledge to make that ...
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Set Mac to use Wifi for Internet, Ethernet for local file transfer

Is there a way to make my Mac always choose Wifi for Internet browsing, and Ethernet for local network browsing and file-sharing? My Wifi Internet download speeds are approaching 100Mbps, but when ...
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OS X Lion SMB shared folder lost execute permission

After updating from 10.6.8 to Lion 10.7.0, my shared folder (shared over SMB) begin having strange problem with my Windows VM. When I create a .exe file from my Delphi compiler or create simple test ...
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Macs can’t see each other after upgrading to Mavericks

I have an iMac and a MacBook Pro. I recently upgraded both of them from Mountain Lion to Mavericks and now neither of them can “see” each other, despite both having File Sharing and Remote Login ...
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Mac OS X accessing Windows Share

Strange thing keeps happening with one of my clients. They are running 3 iMacs 2of which are running 10.9.3 and 1 is running 10.9.4. While they are accessing a Windows share, they can be working away ...
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How do I retrieve files copied into iPad iOS 7 from Linux

I bought a new iPad Mini, with iOS 7.1. So a friend of mine had some epub and pdf files that she wanted to share with me, so we plugged the new iPad into her laptop running Ubuntu, and we could acces ...
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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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Using Profile Manager or OS X Server to distribute apps to a group of Macs

We have around 100 Macs on our network, soon to all be managed by OS X Server and Profile Manager. The problem we're facing right now is pushing applications to all of them that are not found in the ...
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Copy documents to iOS devices via the command line

I have a couple apps which I directly copy data in/out of using iTunes (iPhone->Apps->(scroll down) File Sharing. Once there you can drag/drop, but I'd really like to be able to automate this process. ...
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Why does directory vanish when I do SSHFS?

I'm running Max OSX 10.9.3 and I'm trying to setup an SSHFS file-share between my MacBook Pro and a remote file system. However, when I try to do it, it doesn't work. Strangely enough, it makes the ...
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What is the quickest way to send some text from desktop\laptop to iPhone?

I usually send emails to myself, but I wonder if there is a better way to share something quickly from my PC\laptop to iPhone.
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File sharing between Mavericks and non-Macs

I am using a MacBook running Mavericks and my brother is on a Linux box; and we often need to exchange files between each other. Both the laptops are Wi-Fi enabled and I also understand that Mac does ...
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Migration Assistant fails on Ethernet Mavericks-to-Mavericks migration

I have the following setup and am attempting the use Migration Assistant over Ethernet: Source machine: Early 2009 24-inch iMac running OS X 10.9 Destination machine: Latest MacBook Pro Retina ...
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OS X Server Users Read & Write but can't delete

running OS X Server (Mavericks) I am trying to use file sharing. When I create a Folder and select that for sharing and add users they get read & write access, but when I take a closer look via ...
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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 to always automatically mount Time Capsule file share?

How do I make sure that my Mac always mounts my Time Capsule shares? Right now I have a logon item that tries to open the folder afp://mytimecapsule/myshare via the Finder. The problem is that this ...
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Apple File Sharing crashes every night at 11:37pm

I have this extremely strange and odd thing happening to me. I have an iMac - mid 2011 model with mavericks installed. It has file sharing setup with SMB disabled so that my MacBook Pro can connect ...
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SMB network shares frequently disconnecting & failing to reconnect

Late 2013 iMac running 10.9.2, authenticated to Open Directory and Active Directory, connecting to SMB shares hosted on multiple Windows server file shares. Connected to the network via ethernet. ...
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10.9: “Application cannot be found” on Windows 2012 R2 shares

We recently migrated from Snow Leopard Server to a Windows 2012 R2 server. In the process we upgraded our Prepress department to 10.9, in an effort to avoid purchasing ExtremeZ-IP. For the most part ...
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Long deletion times when deleting files on network share in finder

We have a network backup server for our office to use for regular workstation backups. (The machines are not using Time Machine because their mostly PCs). From time to time when I need to prune old ...
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Remember shared folder on server

I'm new to Mac. I have files on a shared folder that I often access and every time I restart the computer I have to go to Finder->go->connect to server->fill in the information and press connect. Is ...
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OS X Server File Sharing - Airport Extreme Disk via VPN

I have a 3 TB disk mounted on my Airport Extreme, which I can access locally just fine. However, I would like to be able to mount it over VPN outside of my network. I am able to do so with any drives ...
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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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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 to share an Image using Airdrop from iPad mini to MacBook

I am using an iPad Mini with iOS 7.1 , I want to share an image file using airdrop feature from my iPad mini to MacBook . But iPad mini is not detecting MacBook on Airdrop. How can I share file to and ...
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Mavericks cannot connect to windows share by computer name, but works fine with IP

I have a Mac Mavericks and a Windows 7 machines. On my Windows I have shared some folders, but I can only connect to them using the IP address, but not the computer name. So Finder -> Go-> ...
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Mount Shared Drive via AFP in Terminal

I want to mount an external drive, connected on computer A, to computer B. I am able to access and mount the drive by connecting to the server through Finder (Command-K), but how can I do this exact ...
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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 to Reset Ethernet Network Connection?

I use Ethernet network connections at home to create fast home network transferring files between my macs. One of the biggest problem I found is often that one mac cannot see another. It shows ...
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Copying files over file sharing on Mavericks extremely slow

I have three Macs on the same LAN/Wifi at home (Airport Extreme), all running Mavericks 10.9.2. Two Mac Minis (bought 2013) copy files to/from each other over file sharing at an acceptable speed, ...
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Files truncated over Windows share

I have a bunch of files on a Windows 8 machine, that I'm sharing to the Mac OS X (Mavericks). At first, I open the file on the Mac, and everything is fine. Then I edit the file on the windows ...
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File ownership appears to change to logged in user

I'd appreciate it if anyone can shed light on this file ownership bizarreness on my server. Googling has revealed no answers. I have a MacMini home server. On this machine /Pierson is a mounted ...
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Dropbox + Mac Mini Server = Syncing Issues

In our office, we use Dropbox business as a cloud; All of our files exist on a Mac Mini Server we use inside the office as a local repository for all of our Dropbox files. We then have Dropbox sync ...
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How to hide an external drive from file sharing on local network

The problem is, my office has multiple computers, and there is only one account (admin) on every machine, all with the same password. So if I bring a personal firewire drive and attach it to my ...
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What file sharing protocol should I use with an older Mac?

I understand that Apple has switched to SMB2 as their default file sharing protocol these days, but I have an old Mac at home that I want to share files with, and it can only run OS X 10.6. OS X 10.6 ...
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How to share attachments on Mac OS by other email client?

I want to attach some file to send it by email (clic on file/share/mail. But Mac OS offers only use Mail app. Is it possible to change it for other email client (airmail, mozilla, etc.). Thank you
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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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How does one change the share name with file sharing in Mac OS X?

In Mac OS X you can create shared folders. Usually the share name is the same as the folder, but it can be different. For example if the is a user with display name "John Doe" and system name "johnd" ...
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How to authenticate users on Mac OS X Server to allow access to netatalk volumes on a Linux (Ubuntu)

we have a OS X Server (ver. 3) setup but we would like to store various volumes, including the Time Machine volumes and home folders for users on a Ubuntu file server (Ubuntu 13.10). Currently, all ...
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Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?

I have a really weird problem. I have a Raspberry Pi running an SMB server that shows up in the sidebar of the Finder. I usually can just click on it and connect. Just today, it stopped working and ...
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Can't share the boot drive root dir with authorization for “everyone” set to “no access”?

If you add your boot drive to the network filesharing list of shares, the option to set the privileges for class "everyone" to "no access" is disabled. Can anyone explain why? Or how to enable it? ...
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File Sharing sometimes turns itself on

For some reason, sometimes File Sharing in the System Preferences (the Sharing pane) will turn itself on, every few days. I use File Sharing, but usually keep it off since upgrading to Mavericks, ...
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How do I hide the parent folder of the user home folders in File Sharing?

I'm running 10.8 server and I have a folder named Users and it is the parent folder for every local network user's home folder. Now, when the user connects to the server he sees his home folder, but ...
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What's the best way to share Mac Apps downloaded via Mac App Store?

We have four guys in the house running on Mac and say, one updates the apps that the others have purchased with their individual apple ids, could the apps be shared over a storage media/airdrop ...
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How to share files or folders across different user accounts on Mountain Lion?

I have some files with an user account.I would like to share some of the files to another user on the same MAC. I copied the files to Public folder,but I am not able to view the files in the other ...
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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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Can the Time Capsule share its files? [duplicate]

As I understand it from Apple, the Time Capsule can : Receive Time Machine backups from Macs over the air. Share over the air a USB drive connected to it. I have a question : Can I also use the ...
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How to manage users access to shared folders from the command line?

Using the sharing or dscl commands I can not figure out how to add users associated to shares. The current local-admin account has access to all shares, but I'd like to add a different user account ...
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Synching MacBook Pro downloaded mp3 files (audiobook) with iphone 4

All the instructions say to click Add to Library in Itunes or synch music with iphone, but I have a gazillion songs that I do not want to synch on my iphone. Where is the part of the transfer ...
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Time capsule with Samsung Galaxy Note 8

I just bought a Galaxy note 8 and I am trying to access my files on my apple time capsule. I just got my macbook air last christmas so I am not to familiar with how to use everything just yet. I can ...