Server Message Block is a network protocol primarily used to allow access to shared files and shared printers over a network.

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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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Since upgrading to OS X Mavericks, I can't open any files on a SMB share from my Windows 8.1 PC

I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as an ISO file ...
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Is there a way to make Windows-style SMB share paths launch correctly?

We have a mixed Windows/Mac network, with Windows fileservers, and an Exchange/Outlook mailsystem. The Windows users send out emails with links to the shared files that look like: ...
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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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Access Lion SMB shares from Linux

I have this fantastic new Lion server that I've gotten all setup with my user accounts, files, etc. File sharing is up and running, everything. Except for one problem: the users running Linux (we use ...
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How can I remove old SMB connections?

Whenever I start up my old Mac Mini, I get an error indicating that it can't connect to an SMB share that I set up a long time ago: So that this question is findable via Google, the text of this ...
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Synology NAS offer both AFP and SMB2, Mavericks always choose AFP

I have to keep AFP running for my TimeMachine backups, but would like my file shares to use SMB2 because it is much faster (better than double write speed in my tests). Is there a way to make ...
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How do I change user password on non-AD Windows Server from a Mac?

I have a Windows server (Win 2003) not using AD, just a simple local file server. My Mac clients can log in fine to the server using SMB in the Connect To Server window on the Mac, and they can ...
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Painfully slow to browse large list of subfolders via SMB and/or AFP

Having an issue where I have a folder on a QNAP NAS with over 68,000 subfolders within it. I can browse it quickly and almost instantaneously within Windows 7 via SMB, however in OSX 10.6.8 and ...
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Given its IP, how can I find out the name of a Windows PC on my network?

I'd like to find out the computer name of a Windows PC (like the name shown in the 'Shares' section of the Finder, e.g. bill-pc) given only its IP address. nslookup doesn't do the trick. I'm also ...
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How to automount SMB share in OS X

I am running OS X Lion. I have the following line in my /etc/fstab: //darren:q@acid/home /acid smbfs nodev,nosuid,auto If I run mount -a, the share mounts correctly, but if I just reboot the ...
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Share Mac Files (Yosemite) with Windows

I have a combination of Win7 - XP & Apple macbook machines, running on my windows network. The macbook up and till recently had Mavericks 10.9.5 OS X ,, a few days ago I upgraded the macbook to ...
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Lion not searching SMB volume

I just upgraded to Lion on my work computer and it seems like Spotlight doesn't index SMB volumes. This used to work for me perfectly under Snow Leopard. I've talked with Apple and they said it was ...
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How to disable ._ AppleDouble files for SMB?

I have a small problem. I don't want that our Macs here create the ._ files to the network drive. For example when you copy an image over the finder to the SMB storage. Is there a way to disable this ...
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Why is my Advanced Add Printer mode disabled?

I am using a Unibody MacBook Pro on Lion. I am trying to add a networked printer at work so I can print to it, but OS X is not cooperating with me. Typically for adding networked printers on a ...
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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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“The operation can’t be completed because the item is in use” when deleting from Samba mounted drive

I have a USB drive plugged into my Asus RT-N66U router and shared over SMB. I originally formatted this drive on a Mac. I have two Trendnet TV-IP572PI surveillance cameras that records snapshots/video ...
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Permissions issue when copying files over SMB to server on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

First of all I'd like to say that I've spent most of the day trying to figure this problem out. I've already read quite some articles on this issue but can't seem to find the specific issue I'm ...
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Finder temporary freeze when copying to network drive (Mavericks)

Whenever I try to copy files (usually larger files from > 250MB) to my Synology NAS, Finder temporarily freezes for about 10 seconds and sometimes locks up till the whole file is copied. The file then ...
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How can I use SMB shares under Mavericks?

There seem to be different problems and solutions to this problem floating around: Fix switching from SMB to cifs Not being able to access OS X shares from Windows All kinds of problems with SMB and ...
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Mount command can not contain Chinese characters

I encounter a problem, I want to mount a shared remote directory, but the url has Chinese characters. mount_smbfs //user:password@192.168.1.168/图片 /Volumes/picture 图片 are Chinese characters, ...
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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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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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mac fails to reconnect to SMB share after coming back from suspend

I've got a mac (OS X 10.8.2) that's accessing files on an Win7 SMB share. About half the time the Mac comes back from suspend it can't connect to the SMB share. The Win7 machine is on and the password ...
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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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Files created by Windows on Lion SMB shares have 600 permissions

I have File Sharing enabled in OS X Lion, and I'm accessing the shares using Win XP and Win 7 boxes. I can read and write fine, by when I create a new file, the permissions for that file defaults to ...
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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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Odd permissions issues on Windows Share

I'm handling the IT for a Mac based design studio and they're having weird issues with files on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server. They should have complete access to everything, they can create, ...
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How can I copy the full smb:// link from a file in Finder?

I work in a Windows environment with many different shared drives. I commonly have Finder windows open to different shared drives and nested folders. I have a Service set up (that I created in ...
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guest access to samba shares on 10.8

Is there any way to allow public (ie no user/password prompt) access to samba shares using the mountain lion built in server? Even with Everyone set to read/write in System Preferences and the guest ...
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Some SMB shares unavailable from Mountain Lion?

I've recently upgraded one of the machines in our office to Mountain Lion. Since doing so, when connecting to (or browsing to via Finder) our Windows 2008 R2 file server, some shares no longer appear ...
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“Connect to Server” option missing

Running OSX Lion, I have no "connect to server" option listed in Finder > Go menu. Everything I've read about connecting to a Windows file share references that option. Why would it be missing and ...
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GUI for managing automounting of fileshares?

I have a bunch of MP3 files on an SMB share. They play great if I use Finder's Connect to Server to mount the disk first, iTunes thinks they have names like /Volumes/musicshare/foo.mp3. But if I ...
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Is it a bad idea to compile Samba from source for Mac?

We have a Linux NAS and we’re doing some basic Samba sharing. Windows machines are quick and peppy to connect with the device, as are the Linux VMs I’m running on my Mac. The SMB stack Apple has made ...
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Print file from terminal via smb

So UI printing fails with no reason as always. I hope that I can get more details by printing from command line. Tried smbutil print //user@host/share file got: smbutil: unknown command print ...
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Moving remote files without implicit local copying

In Finder, if I try to move a file from two different remote SMB share that are hosted on the same machine, the file first gets downloaded to my local machine, and then uploaded to the remote target ...
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How do I mount an Windows SMB server as a writeable volume on Lion?

When trying to mount an Windows file service over SMB (Samba) in Lion I get the following error when trying to write: % touch testfile.txt touch: testfile.txt: Read-only file system ...
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Help mac share files with XP machine on different subnets

I have a personal Macbook running Lion (10.7.1) and a Company issued laptop running XP at work. I want to access the files on the mac from XP on a regular basis. Right now using "sneaker net", i.e. ...
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Automatically sync folder contents in the background

Since Lion still won't allow me to search the SMB volumes I need, I'm planning on syncing them to a local folder that will be indexed by Spotlight. What's the best way to sync folders automatically in ...
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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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Add an OS X Server Account Fails With No Clear Error

I have basically pure Mac Networks, one production and one test. Both are running 10.9.4 and the servers have the latest Server.app. I used to be able to configure users' access to services by using ...
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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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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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Mavericks permission issues with Windows Server deduplicated shares

We have a number of 10.9-10.9.3 - Mavericks - machines installed throughout our facility. Much of the user content is pulled from shares stored on our Windows Server 2012 fileservers with ...
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Unable to mount SMB share using Snow Leopard

I have a Linux box (Raspberry Pi) with Samba set up, and when I try to mount the shares on a MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard, 10.6.8) it just stalls. I have an Applescript that runs at login, which I use to ...
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softlink to Network Location

does anyone know a trick how to generate a Softlink to a Network folder (smb or nfs) the idea is that there are some network folders i use regulary, but they usally not mounted .. the soflink i made ...
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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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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 ...