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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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Connecting to one Mac from another shows shared drives that no longer exsist

When I connect to my Mac Mini from my MacBook Pro (both 10.6.8) as a registered user, I see sharepoint that no longer physically exsist. How do I delete these entries?
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Sharing large library of Photos and Videos (currently in iPhoto) in different macs at home

currently I have iPhoto on my mac (mountain lion). the library is more than 350 GB (and growing fast). It is only on my computer, but my wife wants to have acces to the pictures too, not only ...
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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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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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Drobo file listing no showing

I have a Drobo that has a ton of my personal information on it. I've recently had some issues with it and it had to rebuild its entire structure I believe. It took about 2 days before it finally ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Google Drive OSX app automatically upload files from various root folders

I'm trying to sync folders from my computer to Google Drive using the OSX app, but the folders aren't in the "Google Drive" folder. I made a symlink in the "Google Drive" folder to the folder that ...
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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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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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Is there any way to tweak or modify AFP to increase transfer speed?

I have a Mac Mini, MacBook Pro and Synology DS213 connected to a gigabit switch via cat6 cables. When I enable AFP on the DS213, I get ~60mbpsUP and ~700mbpsDOWN when accessing it from Mac Mini and ...
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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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What kind of partition should I use for a shared network drive used mostly un Mac?

I have a 2TB external USB drive that I'm using to share things in my home network. Now the drive is connected to my Mac Mini, that is supposed to act like a file server. Currently the drive is ...
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Access HDD connected to Time Capsule from another AP on the LAN

I have the following setup: Basically: Internet is hooked up to the Time Capsule; USB HDD is hooked up to the Time Capsule; Linksys Router is hooked up to Time Capsule by cable; Everything works ...
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Connect to external drive wirelessly, securely and easily

I'm moving from using a laptop as my sole computer (MBP, early 2011) to having two active computers (the MBP and an iMac). Instead of keeping all my data on my MBP, I'd like it all on an external ...
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How can I set up the internal HDD on my iMac to be able to connect to it from my laptop at college?

To better explain my question and what I am trying to do... my iMac is in my room in my parents house, and I want to be able to connect to my iMac's hard drive from about 300 miles away at college on ...
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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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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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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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Mountpoint for networked volumes

Is possibly to achieve to mounting the network volumes as /Volumes/machine/share_name instead of the default /Volumes/share_name So, when a machine "marvin" has two shares ("home" and "u"), don'...
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Controlling File Permissions on a Windows File Share

I'm using a Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.3) with file sharing enabled to Windows users. Whenever a Windows user copies a file into the share on the Mac (Windows file sharing), the permissions of ...
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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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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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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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Yosemite File Sharing preferences lost on restart

I am running OS 10.10.5, Yosemite, and my Sharing preferences won't save. Each morning on restart, I have to click DVD, Screen Sharing, File Sharing, and Printer Sharing. In earlier versions I could ...
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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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Is it possible to create an Apple login script which maps two folders to the dock?

We use a special software which maps the drives as CIFS network shares upon login to the mac (El capitan). Users at the company like to keep their "shortcuts" to these drives in their dock, but in ...
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How to pair data disks and Time Machine disks?

I want to setup my MacMini as a fileserver (similar to a NAS). I have 6 USB-HDD drives. My plan is: 3 drives - Data Disks 3 drives - Time Machine Backup How can I configure a 1:1 Time Machine ...
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Copy files between two Macs via AFP and UID

I have a problem during copy files from one Mac to another via AFP. AirDrop or Share/Drop Box folder doesn't work well for me, so I need copy files between two my Macs to the exact folder via AFP (...
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File sharing authentication problem

I have enabled file sharing. When I try to login via other PC or mobile. The username & password for this IP address doesn't match. I tried whoami, its my username: abhimanyuaryan I am using my ...
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Google Drive as a local storage folder (iOS)

I want to know if I can use Google Drive's File Sharing folder to store files offline and that with the new "open in..." feature (WiFi OFF so copying files to that folder with NO UPLOAD)
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Accessing/Viewing iTunes File Sharing Folders Locally on iPhone without Computer

I use a music application called Vox on my iPhone. Usually, when I want to transfer my iTunes music to it, I go on my computer, plug in my phone, open iFunBox, and put the music in its iTunes File ...
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User with read-only permission can still write

I have a share that has the permissions: User "K" -> read/write Group "Home" -> read only. However, when a user other than K, member of group Home connects to this share she can still create files ...
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How can I make all files created in a shared directory inherit the permissions and ownership(If possible) of the directory it was created in?

Is there a way to set inherited permissions automatically on shared files, so everyone can work off the same shared directories? I've spent hours searching for solutions and talking with Apple support ...
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Backing up the Settings of the File Shares on OS X Server 10.10

I have an OS X 10.10 Server serving out about 20-25 shares that rest on a RAID device. What I'd like is to have a second server on standby in case the first server fails but the RAID device doesn't. ...
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Strange bug with Google Drive on Mac OS X?

It seems as though for random files after what seems to be a random amount of time, the file permissions are somehow changed. I have the app set up on a PC as well (running windows 7). This is ...
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Problem sharing via email in Photos app on Mac

As of yesterday, I can't send a photo from Photos app on my Mac via email (through the 'share' feature). I've been sharing this way all week and now, nothing. No message, it just doesn't do anything. ...
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strange entry in my Finder “Shared” list

I have several Macs on my home network, running different OS's. Let's call them "computer1", "computer2", computer3", etc. All of them show up in the Finder lists as "Shared", as they should. But all ...
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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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Access Windows 7 files from OS X Yosemite

I've got PC with Windows 7 Pro and Macbook Pro with 10.10.3. They're on the same network, which is made by Netgear WNR3500L with default firmware. PC is connected by cable, and Mac through wi-fi. PC ...
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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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Mac Mini, users with permissions cannot connect

I have a Mac Mini Server with File Sharing enabled, but when I go to connect any of my users that aren't allowed to "Administer this server" I get a connection failed error. But If I give them Admin ...
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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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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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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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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 ...