Devices that utilise the Microsoft Server Message Block system for network file storage.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Best way to transfer over 40 GB of files from Windows to OS X

A while ago I made a copy of my Aperture library on my Windows machine in case my Time Machine drive failed. My Time Machine drive failed last night and now I would like to restore this backup. When ...
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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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“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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...