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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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 aren'...
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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 ...
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calling open from terminal with smb file path and preview as application opens finder instead of preview

I am trying to open a file on an smb share in preview from terminal. The following command opens the containing folder in finder instead of the file in preview. open -a /Applications/Preview.app "...
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Over what protocol am I currently connected to a given server?

At my workplace we usually connect to our server over AFP (I know it's been deprecated but the workers like to use the color labels). I sometimes use SMB to solve specific issues, including the ...
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Map windows printer by name doesn't work, by IP does, buy why?

Using Mac OSX 10.9, adding a printer using Advanced, "Windows printer using spoolss", smb://servername/sharename does not work. The servername is resolvable, but is using a different subnet than the ...
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Can't connect to SMB share between two current 10.9.x machines not connected to the internet

In two instances I have have a number of Mac Minis and iMacs that were not connected to the Internet but a local isolated LAN have their SMB:// shares refuse to connect, though they worked days or ...
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Mavericks makes files synced to SMB share hidden

I have a script running by a LaunchAgent to sync a directory with a remote share. This script is fairly simple, I'll include it here just so nobody suspects the script. #!/bin/bash # Hjälpskript ...
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What file sharing protocol should I use with an older Mac?

I understand that Apple has switched to SMB2 as their default file sharing protocol these days, but I have an old Mac at home that I want to share files with, and it can only run OS X 10.6. OS X 10.6 ...
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Hosting a NTFS drive share from Mavericks to Windows 8

I have a media server that runs on Mac, and because of this, my drive (which is NTFS) is hosted on the Mac. However, all of my media management is done on my Windows 8 PC that connects to the NTFS ...
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Copy Files to SMB Mount (says it's full but it really isn't)

I'm trying to drag and drop a file from my Mac to an SMB server but it's saying there isn't enough space. When I do a df it's showing only 20 MB when I know it's a 3TB server. sora:~ steve$ df -h ...
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How do I connect to my own shared folders on a Mac?

On my Windows 8 PC, I can go to the "Network" page to see all networked computers, including my own. On my Mac, on the "Network" page I can see all networked computers, EXCEPT my own. I'd like to be ...
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Is there a way to configure OSX to auto mount and SMB share without entering a user and password into the configuration file?

I've found instructions on how to auto mount an SMB share, but they either involve adding the share to the login items (I'm using a laptop and that gives me an error when I'm not in the same network ...
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Mac Osx 10.8.3 Shares Big problems

I'm tryng to share folders from an 10.8.3 imac to users in my LAN (using bot mac and windows) I'm having this problem: 1) Mac users can access the share using afp:// but when they create new ...
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Mount SMB share without 2GB filesize limit on OSX Lion

I want to mount a network attached drive onto OSX Lion with Samba. Usually I do this in Finder with "Go>Connect to Server" and type "smb://192.xxx.xx.xxx" in the Server Adress field, however doing ...
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Strange Globbing behaviour on Windows from Lion server

So here's the craziest thing I've ever seen (maybe). Hoping someone can shed some light here. We have an OS X Lion Mini that's sharing out a folder to some Windows machines. We also have a program ...
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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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After mounting a Windows SMB share, how can I determine the windows “creator” of a file?

I've mounted a Windows SMB share to my Mac. On a windows machine you can open the "File Properties" dialog for folders in this network share and see different "Owners" for whoever created the file: ...
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How to test if samba server is working without a PC?

I set up smb file sharing on my MacBook so that an iPad app could browse my computer, but the iPad app is not showing a directory listing. I am not sure if this is just not working/configured properly,...