My mac goes to sleep. It wakes up. The volumes mounted to a Windows server in my house all work. I can see pictures and listen to music. Until I can't. After two or three sleep/wake cycles, I can't connect to the Windows server at all, with Finder hanging infinitely on trying to connect. I have to reboot the entire machine to reconnect properly. With OS X 10.5, I never could get the volumes to reconnect after sleep, but at least they didn't sabotage Finder. Anyone have any ideas? I hate leaving the mac running all the time.

(27" 2010 iMac, OS X 10.6.4)

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    I’m afraid you will have to provide more information about your Windows and, more importantly, any Console errors you can spot. (Application/Utilities/Console.app). Because this is something weird. Have the Console open when you perform those things and pay special attention to SAMBA errors, Finder Errors or any other thing that looks like a related error. Feel free to update your question with those to see if we can help you spot the roof of all evil ;) – Martin Marconcini Nov 13 '10 at 16:39

This is a known issue, and has no current hotfix or resolution. The problem is in the samba implementation.

The only thing I can think of doing is writing a script to umount your samba just before sleep, and mounting right after sleep. (Nobody has done this yet)

Most educated source on the problem I could find: https://superuser.com/questions/144327/mac-os-cant-connect-to-smb-shares-after-sleep


I had this issue as well and found sleepwatcher to do what I need.

I found this article


I used created the main script as he has it and then another to calls this one with one line for each volume I need to mount, for example: sh ~/Scripts/mountShare.sh /Volumes/Music bundywhs/Music.

I don't have the username and password in it since i store it in my keychain.

One other note, his article has the sleep time set to 10 seconds in his wakeup script. That seems to work fine when I am on wireless but for me my wired network takes longer to come back so I changed it to 30 seconds.

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