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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Can I Connect to a Local SMB Share?

When attempting to connect to smb://localhost/share, I receive an error that I ought to access the files locally. This is not always desirable. For example, this means I can not use my portable home ...
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is it possible to directly mount a subdirectory of a smb path?

I am new to osx but am very experienced with Linux and Windows. I need to mount a subdirectory of a shared drive so the user can access it without being confused by seeing higher levels in the smb ...
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Finder stuck at “connecting to server” via afp/smb

I own a NAS (a D-Link DNS 320, to be more specific) which has two hard drives and multiple network shares. I can connect to these network shares using the AFP or the SMB protocol. When I want to ...
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How do I auto-mount a SMB share on OS X 10.8? [duplicate]

How do I auto-mount a SMB share on OS X ? I know how to mount it using GUI: Cmd-K on Finder but I want a solution that would restore them after reboot/relogin. This questions applies to latest OS X, ...
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OS X 10.7 add multiple windows workgroups

I have multiple Windows Workgroups on my network, Does 10.7 have the ability to add more than one Workgroup at a time? I open up System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced -> WINS (Tab) -> Workgroup ...
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Really, REALLY strange behaviour when editing text files on a OS X host from a windows client over SMB

I am working on some python projects. The files are hosted (and run) on my mac-mini, which is running OS X 10.7.2. I am editing the files from my windows desktop (It has a bigger screen(s)). If I ...
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Can't mount AFP and SMB shares through Finder but can manually mount via terminal

I have Mac OS X 10.6.8 on a laptop which cannot mount or connect to any shares, AFP or SMB, through Finder. I can, however, connect through terminal bash commands and is able to mount them this way; ...
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SMB share only accessible with FQDN or IP address, netbiosname no longer resolves

We have several Macs in our office, ranging from 10.5.8 - 10.8.2. Until a few days ago all of the machines could access all of our file servers, running on Win 2007 server, using just the netbiosname ...
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Rename SMB Servers

I have 2 SMB servers that I connect to on a daily basis. One is my development server and the other is my production server. Both of them are a little different in the folder structure. When they are ...
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Enable SMB sharing from command line

On OS X 10.8, using terminal commands, I'd like to enable SMB sharing as if I had ticked the following checkbox under System Preferences - Sharing - File Sharing - Options: I've tried the following ...
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Can't Connect to Samba Drive Using OS X Lion

I've come across many threads on Apple, but haven't found a solution that works for me. I understand that the Samba has been removed from OS X, and Apple has developed their own version. I remember ...
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Why is my Hard Drive and User folder shared when I turn on osx file sharing?

I decided to try file sharing on a mac mini, and noticed something odd. When I go to settings > Sharing, and enable File Sharing, then add ~/Shared. Now ~/Shared is the only item listed. When I go ...
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Multiple .local hostname on one computer

Is possible setup multiple .local hostname on one physical computer? Background: home network (behind the DSL/NAT router) (192.168.1.*) have a mac-mini, called as "tango.local". (set in the ...
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Not possible to create a sparsebundle image on a SMB mounted Volume

I'm trying to create a sparse bundle image from Disk Utility directly on my NAS (through a mounted smb volume): I then get the following error after a few seconds: Creating a sparseimage the ...
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How do I get Samba volume to mount automatically at bootup?

I have a windows share that I can mount via Connect to Server (⌘K in the finder) smb://USERNAME:PASSWORD@SERVER/SHARENAME It there a way to have this volume mount automatically at bootup?
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How can I configure OS X server to advertise SMB over bonjour?

We have an OS X mac mini server that stores/shares our files and our Time Machine backups (which is why AFP needs to be enabled). We were having issues with AFP and network files being held open ...
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Start AFP Sharing on server before user login?

I would like to have access to AFP Share from our clients possible as soon as the server's system is started, without one of the users needing to open a local session on it (on the server) first. I'm ...
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Mount a samba drive, with password from keychain

I have a problem with Jettison, that tries to remount a samba drive, that is protected by a password. It uses the following command line: /sbin/mount_smbfs //[user]@[server]/work /Volumes/work Of ...
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File access problem with SMB and AFP on Mac OS X 10.4 SERVER

Ok, I have about 10 macs, each with a different username/password that acces a mac os x server raid. File on the server, Photoshop, illustrator and indesign is used and open by anyone, anytime of the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to mount remote shares that have the same name, and easily differentiate them in the Finder?

We have three Linux development servers which are available through SMB/CIFS, and I mount them on my Mac (using an Automator script in my Login Items). The problem is that the SMB shares are username ...
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Searching/opening filer from network location using terminal

I am creating .sh script that will open smb://location/foder. The location contains a lot of folders that are being constantly created, and every time when I navigate I need to open different folder. ...
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Yosemite won't list computers in windows workgroup

We just bought a new Mini with 10.10 on it (updated to 10.10.1) and it won't list any of the computers in the Windows Workgroup. I can however ping them by WINS name and connect using ...
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Attempting to copy a .zip file over SMB results in “Invalid argument”

I am on OS X Yosemite. I have connected to my work via VPN. I have mounted a share on the VPN over SMB. I can see the .zip file that I want (I just created it) but I cannot copy it: Rammy:Main ...
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Mavericks: Can't be logged into two servers at the same time?

I ran into a bug (or feature) in OS X 10.9 that I can't figure out. If I'm trying to log into two servers, and I use "guest" credentials to log into one of them, things get screwy. Example: ...
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Cannot overwrite a file on an SMB network share After upgrading to OSX 10.10

Last week I upgraded to Yosemite and I work a lot with saving files to a network share, mainly updating existing templates. Usually I just copy the newest template to the network share and it asks if ...
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Can't save files to Windows SMB share

I've been experiencing this since I got my new MacBook... At my job, we work I'm a Microsoft environment. Our servers use SMB3. Our IT deptartment also doesn't officially support Macs. We also use ...
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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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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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Mounting an SMB share uses the share name and not the local directory name

I'm mounting an SMB share via the command line in 10.9 with the following: mkdir /Volumes/MountName mount_smbfs //user:password@server/Share$/SubDir /Volumes/MountName Previously in 10.8 this would ...
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Connect to Windows File Sharing server using VPN

I am using VPN to connect to work server. On windows I enter \\Imbserver into explorer address bar and I can see files on server. When I connect to VPN on mac and try to access imbserver that is ...
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Transfer labels (“tags”) from a SMB share to an AFP share

I had a SMB share from my NAS (based on illumos aka OpenSolaris, I used the kernel CIFS) and now I installed Netatalk for better performances. The metadata apparently cannot be read back, that means ...
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How do you tell if Mavericks is talking to NAS over SMB or SMB2?

SMB2 is supposed to be faster than SMB, but how do you know which protocol is currently used?
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Saving to a SMB share with Chrome creates files of zero bytes (that can't be opened)

We are having difficulty with some save operations over an SMB share. The issue has been occurring between OSX versions; we just upgraded to the latest OS X "Mavericks", and the issue hasn't gone ...
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Is there a tool to auto-restore network shares?

I log on to my work VPN very infrequently. Whenever I do that, I have to painfully re-connect manually to all the network shares I use there. Is there a tool (preferably with a UI) that can help me ...
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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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Can't connect to Win7 SMB share

I have a Mac running OSX 10.6 Mountain Lion. I have three Windows computers, one Win7 and two Win8. OSX can connect to the two Win8 boxes smb shares fine Win8 & Win7 boxes can connect to the ...
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Cannot write to SMB Share with Terminal OS X 10.8

I am trying to copy some files from my local drive to a SMB share I have set up on my home network using Terminal, but I keep getting this error: fchmod failed: Permission denied The share is set ...