Server Message Block (SMB) is an application-layer network protocol allowing access to shared files and shared printers over a network.

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How can I add a Windows (smb) printer using the address directly?

I am using macOS 10.11 El Capitan. I want to re-add a printer I have in order to use a different driver. For some reason, I cannot discover/browse the workgroup (in the Windows pane of + Add… under ...
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Slow SMB connection Buffalo Linkstation

How I can force El Capitan to use SMB3 (I have heard it perform better than this)? Windows machines connect and list files fast but OS X machines are terribly slow and becoming nonuse because there ...
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SMB “There was a problem connecting to the server”

As of today, I'm suddenly unable to view any SMB shares on my macbook pro (mid 2011 13" model, El Capitain 10.11.4). Everything worked fine yesterday, but today I can't connect to ANY windows file ...
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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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How can I troubleshoot issues with saving files to a Windows server?

Greetings from Server Fault! We are a mixed PC/Mac environment. Recently at least one user has been having problems saving files to one of our Windows server shares. The issue at hand occurs when ...
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Windows 7 Client to OSX Server 5 (Password Error)

I have OSX Server 5.0.15 running and am having trouble getting Windows 7 clients to connect to share via SMB. The file server is running and SMB is turned on. Accounts and groups are set up. The users ...
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Issues with files and folders with names containing umlauts

I have just noticed some issues browsing my external music collection using Finder, certain artists folders were missing. Going to iTerm and lsing the folder I got this as the initial report: ls ...
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File permissions and saving to `smb` server

Suddenly I have the problem that I cannot save files with Xcode on a server mounted via cifs:// or smb://. [Xcode 6.1; Mac OS X 10.9]. I get the following uninformative error: I also checked the ...
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Deleting files in SMB on CIFS network drive always send me back to the root finder view

I've changed connection type from AFP to SMB (and also tested CIFS) because of the performance improvement with applications like Lightroom on network drives. The issue is if I delete any files or ...
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SMB share is very slow

I try to mount a SMB share in Finder but I have two problems. The time for mount is about 25s. Folder listings; very slow when there are many elements inside. The smb share is ending by .local. I ...
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Can an HFS+ formatted drive be shared with Windows

I have a Mac Mini that I'm using as a media server. I just put together an external RAID enclosure and I'd like to format it as HFS+, primarily so I can use it for Time Machine backups. 75% of ...
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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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Microsoft Office 2016 smb server file saving issues

I have a network with Macs and Windows PCs connecting to a server with the SMB protocol (CIFS with Macs). The users share files on this server. Some of the Macs have Microsoft Office 2016. If one of ...
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Can not access samba file share

I have activated file sharing for my public folder. I have network connectivity within my private local LAN and Internet Access. My router does not support IPv6. When someone tries to connect from ...
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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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use python to mount smb share from osx including special characters in the password field

I've seen plenty of scripts for mounting a smb share in osx via terminal and python. I'm working toward the python solution using the answer at the end of this similar question. The only issue I ...
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Index SMB share

We have a Buffalo (ntfs formatted disk). I have connected my Macs via SMB and it's awfully slow. Is there way to index it before hand accessing folders, to make it faster ? One folder with 500+ files ...
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Use network path without mounting as a drive

I've recently moved to OS X from Windows, and I wish to point a couple of programs towards a network share. On Windows I could open a program's Settings and enter a path as //my.network.share/path and ...
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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 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 share - can't connect to local smb share from el capitan

I have set up a samba share on my local network using a raspberry pi. I can mount the share from my Linux machine and ios devices (using Fileshare), but can't from my new macbook pro running el ...
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Getting real smb- / afp based network file path of opened files or folders

is there any opportunity to copy or read out the real network path of a file that you are displaying through the finder on a network share? examples.: smb://network-share.mydomain/DirTop/DirSec/Dir ...
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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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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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Connect to SMB trought hostname instead IP

When i try to connect in Finder to SMB share with hostname URL (like smb://hostname.synology.me linked to my IP) i can't access, but if i put my local IP, i can access. How i can connect with ...
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File/Group permissions on CIFS mounted from Linux server

I have a Centos 6 fileserver serving Samba/CIFS to Mac OS X. How do I get the Macs to honor permissions set on Samba server? Macs are running 10.10.x
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After upgrading to El Capitan, directories on a SMB network volume are displayed unreliably

After upgrading to El Capitan, directories on a SMB network volume are displayed unreliably. The volume has 567 "numbered" directories but when browsing the volume, some of the directories are ...
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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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AD User can't change tag on smb share - yosemite

I have an AD environment with a number of macs connected to the domain. I also have a NAS joined to our AD domain. The mac computers are allowed to use network credentials to logon. I have a user that ...
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Trouble using Time Machine with SMB share in OSX El Capitan

I'm having problems using and SMB share in my local network as a time machine destination. I followed the tutorials widely available on the internet but in the end when I open the Time Machine app I ...
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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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Can't connect to Mac from Android via SMB

I enabled file sharing (SMB) but when I try to connect from Android I can't login. It continuously asks for user name and password but fails to login even though I enter the correct credentials. I ...
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Impossible to connect to shared folders from Windows XP to Mac OS X 10.10

I am trying to set up a Macbook running Yosemite 10.10.5 and a PC running Windows XP in order to share some folders on my home network. Briefly summarizing, I have defined a constant IP they will use ...
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mac discover DLNA/UPNP shared resources

My router shares media resources via DLNA/UPNP protocol. They can be discovered by Windows and Android devices, but not Mac. Then how can mac find these shared resources? I know there is an ...
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OS X no longer connects to network shares

I have a Mac Mini that I use as my home's central media server. However, the actual media files are on my Synology NAS. To beef up performance and to make the connection to the NAS was kept I ...
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Windows File Sharing user checkbox uncheckable

I seem to be unable to complete the setup of sharing a folder via SMB. I have turned on file sharing and have checked 'Share files and folders using SMB' but I cannot choose a user account under the ...
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SMB printer doesn't prompt for credentials

Some macs in our environment are NOT prompting for authentication when attempting to print to an SMB printer resource. Instead, it attempts to directly print - this fails as the user has not ...
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automount Samba share on OS X with wrong permissions

I had a working configuration for automount, but then something changed, and it is not broken. In /etc/auto_master, I added this: /- auto_smb In /etc/auto_smb, I have: /mnt/samba4 ...
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USB hard drive permissions

I have a JBOD with a couple of disks in that are mirrored using Disk Utility and have a single partition formatted as HFS+. The purpose of this drive is to hold an iTunes library (sharing to AppleTV) ...
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Unable to access shared SMB files through VPN on home WiFi, but able to access through MiFi device

As the title says, I am able to access shared files over a VPN through MiFi (AT&T), as well as through my iPhone's hotspot (T-Mobile), but I can not connect to my shared files over VPN on my home ...
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Get full file path on shared network drive when mounted volume includes subfolder

We have a shared samba file server with paths like smb://server/folder1/folder2/file.txt It is common for people to "connect to server" directly to smb://server/folder1/folder2 This mounts a ...
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Synology NAS - automatic mount in finder and permanent connection

I've recently buy Synology DS215j and for almost everything it works fine. But I have two problems with this and Mac OS X. First I must always first mount this NAS server in finder before using. ...
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Samba share no longer works after Windows Server Restart on computers that have connected before

A client of mine is experiencing a strange issue: Upon restarting a windows 2012 R2 server that is acting as Network Attached Storage and a AD/DNS server, we lost connections on Samba machines that ...
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connect Windows 8 client to Mac OS X Server Fileshare

I want to connect a Windows 8 Client to a SMB fileshare on a OS X Server 10.9. With OS X I have no problems, but I don't know what I have to do to get the Windows client connected.
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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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How to reliably keep network share connected for a specific user using automount?

I've got a Synology NAS and a Mac mini running Plex and XBMC, which streams content from the NAS. The MM frequently loses the connection to the NAS, for several reasons (e.g. after updating/rebooting ...
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Unable to connect to Windows Server 2008 shares using specific Mac

One of our Mac client machines cannot connect to any volumes shared from our Windows Servers, the credentials box just bounces as if the login details provided are incorrect, which they certainly ...
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What is CIFS mount command line?

Mavericks, 10.9.5, I need to connect to a DFS share with CIFS rather than SMB, but the following command gives me error: mount -t cifs //myserver/mydir/mylink /Volumes/SpareDisk/mnt Error is No ...
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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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Can't access password protected smb share

I have a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 Router with an attached HDD which I'm trying to access with the ReadyShare feature. I've created 3 shared folders: no_pass (no password required) pass_write ...