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 do I enable “Network Trash” on a file server?

I have a Synology SAN/file server. One of the reasons I bought my Synology was that the reviews said it supported "Network Trash" for the Mac, so I can drag files to the trash and then drag them out ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can't enable File Sharing under OSX Lion

So I've upgraded to Lion, but now I can't enable File Sharing, when I press the checkbox, it simple shows the "correct" symbol and in less than half of a second it removes it again. This happens the ...
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Painfully slow to browse large list of subfolders via SMB and/or AFP

Having an issue where I have a folder on a QNAP NAS with over 68,000 subfolders within it. I can browse it quickly and almost instantaneously within Windows 7 via SMB, however in OSX 10.6.8 and ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Cant see MacBook in Windows Network

I'm trying to access my MacBook from a Windows PC over the network. The computer is connected to the router, the MacBook is connected to a WAP, which is connected to a switch, which is connected to ...
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File sharing between OSX Lion (10.7) and OSX Tiger (10.4)

I recently purchased an iMac with OSX Lion already installed. My parents have an iMac running 10.4 Tiger. I have been trying to file share between the two but when I try to open the dropbox (from ...
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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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Not able to copy files to another Mac in the network via AFP

I have an iMac and an MBP connected to the same network and I want to transfer files from one machine to the other. I can see the other device listed in my Finder sidebar and connect to it from there. ...
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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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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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Selective file sharing in a public coffee shop

Two friends and I are sitting at a coffee shop. I would like them to browse the family pictures that I keep in ~/Family-Pictures. We don't have any cables or cords and for unimportant reasons, both ...
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How can I share a link to a folder on a Time Capsule drive?

We have a Time Capsule in the office. I'd like to share a clickable link to a specific folder on the Time Capsule with my fellow employees. Is there any way to do this? Ideally, I'd like to be able ...
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Is it possible for two users to mount the same Shared disk on Time Capsule? (On one Mac.)

The situation is this; 1 shared Mac Mini with user switching. If I leave the Shared disk mounted and the other user logs in, they get prompted for Administrator credentials (which disconnects me.) ...
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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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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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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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Why extracted .app file appears in Finder 3.1 Mb and in bash only 102 bytes?

I extracted atMonitor using Archive Utility and The Unarchiver and in both cases it appears in the Finder as 3.1Mb and in bash only 102 bytes. Strange is that I can execute it and I can look in the ...
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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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Can I use Time Capsule as shared disk

Can I use Time Capsule as shared disk (without any extra hardware)? I want to store my media there (e.g. photo)
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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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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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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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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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OSX 10.7 File Sharing does not respect Group: Everyone “No Access”. Share publicly displays

As the title says. I have a folder, which I added to my Shared Folder list under System Preferences > Sharing that I do not want to broadcast publicly. I'm the owner of the folder and my access is ...
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Connect to an UPnP Server as guest

I can connect to my UPnP file server (the server is my ASUS router actually) via Connect to Server (⌘+K) diagram in Finder (By the way this server don't show up in Network folder). I don't have write ...
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Help mac share files with XP machine on different subnets

I have a personal Macbook running Lion (10.7.1) and a Company issued laptop running XP at work. I want to access the files on the mac from XP on a regular basis. Right now using "sneaker net", i.e. ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 ...