Questions tagged [afp]

The Apple Filing Protocol (AFP), formerly AppleTalk Filing Protocol, is a proprietary network protocol that offers file services for macOS, OS X and the classic Mac OS.

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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

I have a little NAS at home which makes some volumes available through AFP. This all worked great. Until I shut it down for a while and reconnected it recently. I can see the device on the network ...
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Stop Finder/OSX From creating TemporaryItems and .apdisk on Network shares

I'm looking for some way to configure OSX to prevent it creating .apdisk files and .TemporaryItems folders on network shares. These are created any time OSX accesses a shared folder on the network. ...
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Adding a Time Machine destination fails with OSStatus error 17

I'm trying to add a specific, external server as a Time Machine destination. It's not discoverable via Bonjour (always at least, I want to use time machine backup over the internet) so to get it to ...
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Mount Shared Drive via AFP in Terminal

I want to mount an external drive, connected on computer A, to computer B. I am able to access and mount the drive by connecting to the server through Finder (Command-K), but how can I do this exact ...
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Network folder in finder sidebar disappears

I have added a couple of network folders to the OS X finder sidebar as a shortcut. This is working great as long as I don't shutdown or restart the system. Once the system has been restarted they are ...
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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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Backing up Time Machine sparsebundles to another server

So, a while ago I backed up a couple of different Macs to my Linux-based fileserver. As a network Time Machine, each Mac has a separate sparsebundle file containing all of its information. I've since ...
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How can I automount afp volumes at startup?

I bought a NAS to store my media files and I'd like to automount the volumes on startup. Currently I'm opening those volumes as a Login Item under System Preferences > Accounts. This works, but it ...
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Is AFP slated to be removed from future versions of macOS?

I have seen forum posts out in the wild that suggest that AFP is "dead". I have seen this question and this post that states SMB is now the "default" protocol for Apple sharing. I am using FreeNAS ...
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How to automount a network share once OpenVPN has connected? (Using Tunnelblick)

Does anyone know how to automatically mount a network share once a VPN connection using Tunnelblick has connected? Right now I have to connect and then do a cmd+K in the finder to connect to the AFP ...
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Why is my Hard Drive and User folder shared when I turn on osx file sharing?

I decided to try file sharing on a mac mini, and noticed something odd. When I go to settings > Sharing, and enable File Sharing, then add ~/Shared. Now ~/Shared is the only item listed. When I go ...
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El Capitan: Strange folder names on Synology NAS

We've upgraded some MacBooks to El Capitan, all the workstations here are connected to a NAS through AFP. All upgraded workstations now show a small amount of folders with strange names like; SBAK7C~...
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Can I access a secondary hard drive on another computer via AFP

I am on machine LOC. I would like to connect to a directory on the second hard drive of machine REM. Both machines are running Lion 10.7.1. I use Finder on LOC and Command-K to connect to a server. I ...
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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 10.7....
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Not able to copy files to another Mac in the network via AFP

I have an iMac and an MBP connected to the same network and I want to transfer files from one machine to the other. I can see the other device listed in my Finder sidebar and connect to it from there. ...
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Cannot connect to High Sierra using afp

I have used the afp protocol to share between Macs on my local network. I normally connect using a command like the following:- open afp://Thylacine.local This then prompts for a shared directory ...
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Mount shared drives with different users

I have a Mac (Sierra with 1 user account) and a Synology NAS (DSM 6.0 with 2 user accounts), and I'd like to mount shares for both accounts on my Mac. So I wrote that script (and set it as startup ...
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Git not working over AFP

I've got a git repository on my file server which I'm connecting to via AFP. Whenever I try to do a git operation on the shared repository, such as staging a file, I get the following error message: ...
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Why does Finder interact so slowly with NAS?

I have a Synology NAS D213+. When I want to connect the NAS to my Mac, Finder mounts a new volume which behaves like a normal partition. But it interacts so slowly - I click on a folder, and it ...
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Accessing files in a Mac/network share on iOS?

While on my home local network, I some times want to access images and plain-text files stored on an AFP network share. But I have not found an app for iOS that allow me to do this. Can someone ...
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Two entries with identical name and inode in same directory?

I have just seen the most remarkable thing in a deep corner of my large archive disk: a single directory containing two entries (subdirectories) with the same name and same inode number. % ls -liaF ...
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How can I enable AFP access logging on macOS server?

I tried to turn on AFP access logging on macOS Server 5.6.1, but don't see any entries when accessing the volume from clients running macOS 10.13.5 My AFP settings list as serveradmin settings afp ...
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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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Permission Problems for copied files from NAS

I access my Synology NAS via AFP and can open/edit all of my files directly on it. But when I copy a file to my desktop I can't open it. Finder tells me I don't have appropriate permissions. When I ...
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afp over wireless lan extremely slow

I’m connecting from one MacBook Pro (10.6.5) (let’s call it “1”) to another (10.4.11) “2” via WLAN and afp and both are connected to the WLAN via WPA2. The router is showing me theoretical connection ...
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Restart AFP service in High Sierra

I would like to restart the AFP service but I'm not sure how to do it anymore. In previous versions of OS X I would run serveradmin stop afp and serveradmin start afp, but serveradmin is no longer ...
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Mac Pro trashcan as file server for 60+ users

I'm wondering if anyone out there has had any experience using a Mac Pro trashcan as a file server for a medium business. My concern is that it won't be able to handle the network traffic for 60+ ...
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Does macOS Sierra support Server Side Copy via SMB and/or AFP?

I'm using FreeNAS and it has the option to share data using SMB or AFP. Since I recently learned that AFP is being deprecated, I'm hesitant to use AFP but I'v read that AFP supports Server Side Copy ...
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File Sharing User Limit?

Does non-Server macOS still have a file sharing user limit these days? The way they are abandoning the idea of running Mac Servers, it seems plausible they could have removed the file sharing limit ...
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OSX 10.9.5 automount AFP network volume?

I'm having problems getting automount to mount an AFP share at startup. If I, as a non-root user, issue the following command from my terminal: mount -t afp afp://user:pass@server/share-name ./share-...
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How should I debug AFP issues?

I'm having some problems connecting to a Time Capsule's shared drive from a Macbook Air running OS X 10.7.2 Lion. I can connect to the share without problem from a Macbook Pro running OS X 10.6 Snow ...
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How secure is Apple File Protocol from Airport Extreme

How secure is the file sharing feature for use over WAN on an Airport Extreme? i.e. Are the content and/or passwords encrypted when accessed over the Internet?
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Check conncetion to AFP server through bash

Is there any way to programmatically check if a connection is established to an afp server? I have tried pinging the server but that always results in a timeout. So far the only workaround that I've ...
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How do I transfer my iPhone photos/videos to a NAS with afp-protocol?

How do I transfer my iPhone photos/videos to my NAS? I can connect to my NAS using afp-protocol. My current solution is to mount the NAS on my MacBook using cmd-k in Finder, then by using Image ...
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Extremely poor bulk file copy speeds on AFP shares in Yosemite

Some hardware background: I manage a 3D graphics lab of about a dozen iMac clients running 10.10.5 and a Mini running Server 10.10.2 (Server.app v4.0.3 / build 14S350). The Mini is in a Sonnet xMac ...
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Mac OSX Server - AFP Firewalling

Is it possible to write an ipfw rule to: 1 - block a specific AFP Share by the Shares Name? 2 - block that AFP Share from access by anyone but the local network, i.e: no external IPs. And if so ...
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Time capsule over ethernet is incredibly slow

I am transferring files from my Time Capsule (4th Generation, 2TB, model A1409) to my laptop (Ubuntu) via the Apple Filing Protocol. The Time Capsule is connected directly to the laptop via an ...
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How to mount a shared folder as disk with `rwxr-xr-x` permissions?

I shared a folder from the host system (OSX) and use mount it in the guest system (OSX). But it is mounted only with rwx------ mode. I granted an rw access for the shared folder for a user in the ...
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Is it possible for two users to mount the same Shared disk on Time Capsule? (On one Mac.)

The situation is this; 1 shared Mac Mini with user switching. If I leave the Shared disk mounted and the other user logs in, they get prompted for Administrator credentials (which disconnects me.) ...
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Restarting AFP Service / File Sharing Service

I'm using El Capitan (not Server) and every now and then me or other users can't access a shared (afp) folder or every mounted drive gets very slow. If I enter the system preferences and navigate to ...
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Mavericks.“AFP error -1 mapped to EIO” error on console - sharing is unilateral

When I try to connect (cmd-k) to my MacBook Pro from my Mac Mini - using "afp://name.local" or the IP instead of the name, I get an error logged to console AFP error -1 mapped to EIO I can connect ...
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Local networking: File sharing permissions over AFP

I am having trouble getting read/write file sharing working over my local network. I have shared a folder via AFP, named 'Pictures', with a specific user through System Preferences > Sharing. By ...
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How to fix AFP where some users connect after 4 minutes and others never connect (spinning progress bar and no authentication dialog)?

I am having an issue for multiple (but not all) users whereby AFP connections are taking 4+ minutes to connect to the share. Some never connect. The spinning progress bar sits there but no auth window ...
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How to prevent the “-1” suffix in network drive paths?

Sometimes network volumes get a -1 suffix on their path. As I have scripts that rely on this path they can't work. For example an afp share at afp://nas/Team is shown Team in Finder, but its real ...
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TimeMachine/AFP extremely slow when accessing NAS over wifi

we operate an 80TB QNAP NAS, both for storing bulk data as well as TimeMachine backups of our laptops. The NAS itself can sustain over 300 MByte/sec of write speeds when accessed from multiple ...
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Can't connect to AFP shares with 10.10.4

I just updated the Mac Mini that I use as a file server to the 10.10.4 and the Server App to 4.1.3. After I updated I can't connect anymore to the AFP share that I see in the Finder sidebar on the ...
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How to make spotlight index files shared over AFP

I'm sharing a local folder on a 10.8.5 Mac Mini server via AFP. The share is set to allow a certain user group to write to it. When users in this group place files in the directory, they are owned by ...
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Cannot access mounted .dmg over the network in Mountain Lion

I noticed this with TrueCrypt volumes. Before 10.8, whenever I mounted a .dmg on my iMac, I could access it automatically from my mbp over the network with afp sharing. But after upgrading to Mountain ...
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In OS X 10.6 how do you mount an AFP share at boot or before user login?

Is there a way to mount an AFP share at boot so it is accessible to the system without a user logged in? I would like to run scripts via SSH or as a daemon on boot that check files on my AFP share. ...
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Finder File Sharing: How to access the hard disk?

I use an iMac and a MacBook in my local network. I want to access the iMac's hard disk from the MacBook via the Finder's File Sharing. On both the Macs, I have a user account with the same name and ...