I have a 10.9 server with file sharing enabled. One of the users decided to change the permissions on the folder and was doing some "spring cleaning" now all of my shares are not visible from the workstations except one "Home Folders" This is the only share that has staff(primary group) where as the others and new shares have "administrators (primary group)". How can I change this as the users that are not administrators cannot see any other shares when browsing to the server.
If it's the group ownerships, from the command line you could do:
chown -R yourusername:staff /Path/To/SharedFolder
for each of the shares, if the other non-admin users you mentioned are in the
staff group. Otherwise, replace
staff with the correct group. It's possible you may not want all the directories underneath the shared directory shared, so you'd have to go in and alter the permissions/ownership for each of them too, or remove the
-R and change folders individually.
I'd also note down what the current ownership and permissions are using
ls -l, so that you can change them back if this doesn't work.
yourusername with your username, and
/Path/To/SharedFolder with the path to the shared folder. I say "obviously" but I'm writing this because, according to my experience, it's not always obvious!:)