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't find network files over SMB protocol using the Spotlight in Lion

I tried to find some files in a network volume mounted in OS X Lion over SMB using Spotlight. Didn't work. But, when I tried the same search from OS X Snow Leopard it worked perfectly. What do I ...
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Can you change the name of a network drive?

I have a couple of network shares which all have the same name on different servers and I'd like to change the label of the mounted disk to tell me which server its on. Can mounted network drives be ...
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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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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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SMB3 support on Mavericks

Does anyone know if Mavericks supports SMB3? My work server uses it, and it's been buggy as hell and never keeps connected. If it keeps connected I lose write permissions to files I'm working on. ...
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Why is my OSX client having so much trouble connecting to our SMB server?

I've already asked this question on ServerFault, but I'm beginning to think that this might be an issue more with my OSX client machine than our SMB server. I'm using 10.9, but this problem happened ...
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Automatically Connect to Multiple Servers on Login

Following the instruction from Apple: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4011 I can't get this to work for my multiple server logins, because they all have the same name (my user name). When I try to add ...
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Slow performance accessing Ubuntu Samba folders

I have a computer at home with an Ubuntu Server 14.04. This server has several hard disks that are shared using Samba. I have an iMac with OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 and I use one of the shared disks to ...
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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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SMB share can't rename files/folders

On occasion cannot rename or delete files & folders on a Windows Server 2012 R2 SMB share from a Macbook. Mac OS X 10.10 build 14A389a The SMB share has granted "Everyone" with Full Control ...
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Automount SMB share at specific location

Here's my problem, I want to automatically mount a network share at a specific location without the requirement of the user entering any details. The share must be mounted in a user specific folder. ...
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Mount smb share as local directory

I want to use GIT and directory should be on a network drive (mounted with smb://). Because the software I'm using only supports the file:// protocol I need some kind of mapping the network share as a ...
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finding all directories with whitespace at the end of name

I have a client who I'm switching to SMB to connect to a network drive, but we have an issue with users not being able to see certain directories over SMB, but they can see it using AFP although, ...
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Why does my Mac (OS X 10.9) try to log into our fileserver as GUEST?

We recently upgraded several of our Macs to Mavericks. On one in particular, I'm seeing unexpected behavior when logging in to a Windows fileserver. From Finder, I hit cmd-k, then enter ...
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Share external FAT formatted drive over SMB in Mountain Lion

I have an external drive formatted with FAT32. Is it somehow possible to share it using SMB in Mountain Lion? It appears on the client but with nothing on it. I have read that on older OS X versions, ...
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Why does Drop Box not work after 10.8 upgrade?

Setup: I got SMB shares on my old-old Mac Mini (running 10.5). I have Drop Box folder/directory with Write-only permission - it is used to be called "Dropbox". Recently I upgraded my laptop (MacBook) ...
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Network printer hangs at “sending print data…”

I can print a test page, but that's it. Anything else I try to print just hangs at "sending print data...". I'm running OS X 10.7.2 (Lion). My printer is a Canon PIXMA MP210. I'm using the driver ...
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How can I replace the nmblookup command on Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is nmblookup in Lion? In Snow Leopard, I used to use the command nmblookup -U 172.16.0.10 -R domainPC | grep '<00>' | awk '{print $1}' Blindly upgrading to ...
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Long lag with Windows network

I am the sole Mac user in a Windows shop (graphic designer / video editor) and as such mount a Windows share to store all my working files on. I'm experiencing horrific lags from time to time (not ...
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How can I make Time Machine work with my Netgear WNDR3700 router?

The story is this: I just upgraded to Mac OS Lion and as it turns out it won't work with my Samba share in the way Snow Leopard used to, for TimeMachine backups. After a bit of Googling I found that ...
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OSX El Capitan freezes after connecting to SMB share

Why does OS X El Capitan freeze after it connects to an SMB share? The OS will successfully connect to the remote SMB share and mount it. After a short time passes, the Finder freezes and the entire ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Anyway to restore AFP as the default in 10.10?

In OS X 10.10, Apple moved from AFP to SMB3 as the default method of connecting to servers (Command + K). Anyone know a way to restore this back to AFP?
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VLC on windows 8.1 can't open files on iMac

I have an iMac running Mavericks. My music files (mp3) are stored on this machine. I also have a windows 8.1 laptop running VLC media player. I can access files on the iMac from the windows machine ...
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File Sharing Mac-PC results in Permission Changed and Locked Files

Recently I decided to recycle one of my old Macs into a home-file-sharing-server. The Mac running Yosemite is connected to a router with Ethernet and is running PLEX server. A hard drive is also ...