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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Seemingly Random files and folders are automatically deleted on Mac Server via AFP at the same time as a connected iMac is shutdown

Here's a link to the Apple Support site from 2013 describing the same problem we're having, with updates from a couple others since then: Mac automatically deleting Folders from AFP-Share every Night ...
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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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SMB: auto-unmount then unable to re-mount without restart

I have a recurring problem with mounting/un-mounting remote directories via SMB, however I don't know what triggers the problem nor how to resolve it. Background: After successfully mounting the ...
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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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VPN to OSX from windows machine?

The environment i have setup consists of an OSX Server, running file sharing and VPN. The file share is accessible from the local network on both windows or OSX machines, and OSX machines have no ...
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Finder is very slow in showing the content of server shared folders

I'm accessing a Windows File Sharing folder on my home server in Finder on my Mac (OS X 10.7.2) using the SMB protocol. When I'm navigating through the folders, sometimes (most of the time) I have to ...
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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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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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NAS shares visible but will not connect

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro which was always able to connect to my Freecom NAS until I upgraded from Snow Leopard (to Mavericks and now El Capitan) a few months ago. I've searched the web and this ...
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Accessing automount causes Finder (and other apps) to hang if server is offline

I use an Ubuntu server with SMB shares, and access them from a Macbook running OS X El Capitan 10.11.15 using auto mount. Sometimes the server is not available because I shut it down, or I'm away ...
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Is there a way to auto mount SMB storage without nobrowse option?

I want to create an permanent SMB mount and read SMB storage in Finder. So I read following articles. Create a Permanent SMB Mount in OSX (Updated) Automounting NFS share in OS X into /Volumes ...
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Finder Error 36 with SMB, not with CIFS

I have the following problem with a client's infrastructure: When a network share is mounted using the SMB protocol (via the "go to -> connect to server" function in finder), Finder displays an error ...
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Can't change user for network share - always guest

I'm trying to login to a local share to make file changes which requires more than guest access. I've tried comm-K server login for both afp & smb, with and without: afp://username:*...
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Disable storage of invisible files “._” on my cfs or smb network storage

I use OS X Mavericks and have some company storage drives mounted (using smb or cfs). (smb://username@address.path.toserver.com/directory/data). When I work with files on the drive or copy files to ...
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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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Cannot Connect to Windows Server Shares

For years now, I have managed a mixed-device shop, with Windows 2008/2012 servers. Typically, connections are made using smb://share_name, users authenticate, and file shares are then selected. For ...
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How can I switch back the SMB file service to SMB1?

I am using an Canon print workstation to send files to OS X. Unfortunately OS X El Capitan uses SMB3. It's no longer possible to send files scanned PDF files to OS X. How can I switch back to SMB1 for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mount network share (AFP/SMB) for multiple users (fast user switching)

i'm having the following problem with my network shares from my NAS (Synology 415+ if it matters) in Yosemite. At home, we have an iMac with two different users. I moved all of our media (music & ...
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Mounting SMB network share from Mavericks recovery mode

I would like to be able back up my macbook on a weekly basis doing the following: boot into recovery mode mount a windows SMB network share use disk utility to save a disk image to the network share ...
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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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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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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 ...