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;

Once mounted through terminal commands, Finder can then browse the share.

This is just a problem on the one profile on that computer as other profiles do not have this issue. I have removed the keychains for the servers and still no luck through Finder.

I also checked and verified the disk and permissions. Any ideas what could be wrong with this profile?

  • Do you have an example of what happens when you try to connect? Any error messages?
    – Maximus
    Jul 17, 2013 at 13:33

2 Answers 2


If this is the same issue as I've seen try this:

Get rid of the user's GlobalPreferences.plist file (it's hidden).


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    I can't recall exactly, but you may need to log out and then log back in after deleting this file.
    – pknz
    Jun 12, 2013 at 4:35

workaround posted there for a very similar issue: http://osxdaily.com/2015/01/24/workaround-problem-connecting-to-server-mac-os-x-lan-discovery-error/

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    – nohillside
    Oct 3, 2015 at 6:10

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