Questions tagged [file-sharing]

Refers to any method of transferring a file from one device to another, whether that be via FTP, share sheets, an attachment in an email, or Airdrop

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Authenticate SMB file sharing on MacOS 10.15 bound to openldap

We're running a file-sharing server running MacOS 10.15 that is bound (for reasons outside of my control) to a bare openldap (slapd) server running on Ubuntu Server 18.04. The LDAP server is using a &...
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Failed MacOS file sharing using wrong user account - how to reset?

I have two Macbook Pros: Mac1 is 16' 2019 running Big Sur 11.2.3 Mac2 is 13' 2017 running Catalina 10.15.7. I am encountering this weird problem while trying to access file on Mac1 from Mac2 via ...
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Unable to connect to a public folder as guest, “Connection Failed”

I have a Mac desktop and a Mac laptop. On the desktop, I have a public folder, which I've shared: Under "Options", I've checked both "Share files and folders using SMB" and "...
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Disable “Folder shared with File Sharing” banner in Finder

As of macOS Big Sur or Catalina, folders shared via File Sharing have a banner when viewed in Finder: Is there any way to hide this banner without removing the folder from File Sharing?
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Is there a way to upload a folder from the Files app into a computer on the local network?

Is there a way to upload a folder from the Files app into a computer on the local network? The only solution I have found is to start an SFTP server on the computer, and use the app Secure Shellfish ...
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Allow symbolic links in SMB file sharing

I symlink directories I want to share into ~/Base/shared. I have enabled File Sharing (via SMB) on this directory, but symlinks are shown just as links and are not followed to their target (you can ...
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How to mount .sparsebundle on file server

This is not related to Time Machine. I am seeking a file storage solution where: Only I can access the files (e.g. not iCloud) The files are encrypted I can access the file wirelessly The closest I ...
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Share / view files betweek Mac OS X and Linux (Ubuntu) using sshfs and GUI

I just want to access file from Mac OS X (Big Sur / 11.2.1) on my Linux (Ubuntu 20.04.2 machine) and vice versa. I did not like the idea using SMB - or should I really do it?? What I did OS X : ...
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Very slow SMB read speeds from share to M1 MBP. Write speeds are normal. VNC speeds normal both directions. Workaround?

I own a handful of MacBook Pros, including a new 13" M1 running Big Sur 11.0.1 (16Gb, 2TB). Connecting M1 to 16" MBP over ethernet using SMB works, but I only get full speed (Cat 5e) when ...
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Airdrop Cancels Transfers with no error message

Although there's free space on the target device, when I attempt to transfer a folder of media from my MacBook to my iPad Air 2 (circa 2014) running IOS 14.2, this fails reporting (on the MacBook) ...
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Using Finder in Catalina to copy files from my iPad creates duplicate files

I have a folder on my Mac where I keep a manual backup of all files associated with a specific iOS app. My habit has been to use file sharing to copy the app files (a few hundred) into that folder ...
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How to stream videos from icloud to iphone

My Documents and Desktop folders from my Mac have been backed up to iCloud. I would like to watch some videos from iCloud, via my iPhone without downloading. But when I open Files app from iPhone, it ...
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How do I publish symlinks as regular files over SMB3? [duplicate]

I have this file that's dropped in a Mac via rsync, then Windows fetches it but it needs it to be named differently according to use, so the obvious answer, I thought, was to symlink it into all of ...
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Using apps to transfer files from Android to apple device like ipad is safe?

Question: I just transferred some pdf documents from my Android phone to my ipad using app jiostwich(there are other apps also available). Is safe to use? Can such app cause any problem to my ipad? As ...
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Can you access an AirPort Extreme (5th Gen) disk from an iPad

I have a need to share data between a MAC (Catalina) and an iPad Pro (13.7) and do not want to send it up and down to iCloud due to demands on the home broadband (joys of living in the U.K. ...
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Airdrop not working on my macbook pro

Airdrop is not working on my macbook pro (early 2015, 13-inch, 8G, Mojave 10.14.6). To be more specific: My macbook can see and send files to my iphone and ipad, but not vice versa. My iphone and ...
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How to maintain a Mac protected on the Internet when any sharing is on?

Mac with Internet door closed When a Mac is connected to the Internet but no sharing is activated it is correctly protected on the Internet side. A protection situation one can check with a tool like ...
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permission problems with remote mounted disk (catalina)

This used to work fine but now (since installing catalina ?) I get permission errors when I try to mount my Time Machine volume from another Mac via afp://Major Bloodnok._afpovertcp._tcp.local I get a ...
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Catalina to Catalina SMB Share Disconnecting When Busy

I've seen several questions like this but none of the answers are of any use. I have a Catalina Mac server with an attached Drobo drive, shared over SMB to my local network. I have another iMac that ...
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Incorrect hostname keeps appearing in sharing preferences [duplicate]

Problem: I've got two macs in the same network. One of them is often not discoverable via the Finder or Apple Music (shared library). I noticed that this mac has incorrect hostnames in the sharing ...
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How to sync videos between a PC and an iPad?

I have edited a video on my computer and I want to upload it to my Ipad. The problem is that the video does not end up on my photos/videos library, hence I cannot reuse it in an ipad application or ...
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Is there a quicker way to share a file with AirDrop on Mac?

I love AirDrop and often share files between computers using it. This is how you do it on macOS: Right-click on the file Move the mouse all the way down to "Share" and click on it Click on ...
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Can't share or upload pdf files to microsoft teams from macbook air catalina 10.15.5

I use macbook air catalina 10.15.5, can't upload or share pdf files to microsoft teams. I've checked boxes in preferences, security and privacy to allow Teams in full disk access, files and folders (...
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Unable to access OS X SMB share FROM a Win10 (domain) PC, not accepting passwords

I've setup a File Sharing on my Mac Mini (Late 2014, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5). When I try to access it from a Win10 (v1507) PC with File Explorer address of \\1.2.3.4 (IP of mac) it prompts for a ...
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Why is my 'Harddrive' and 'User' folder shared when I turn on file sharing? Mac to Windows

I entered some commands in terminal in efforts of disabling 'Harddrive' and 'Users' folder shared, did not receive much response. What exactly do the commands do? command: 1$ sudo defaults write /...
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How to get list of users connected to file sharing?

My desktop Mac mini (2018) shares files to other computers on the network. I've set it up in System Preferences > Sharing so that only known users can connect, with their username and password. If I ...
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Trying to share an inner directory through the LAN where its outer directory is not shared

I have MacOS El Capitan Through preferences I am able to share directories, such as: home username directory-01 directory-02 directory-shared <-- unique to be shared through the ...
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Android File Transfer gets stuck in an infinite loop

This has been asked in other forums but with no clear answer or solution. I have a folder with ~1000 JPEGS (each about 4-5MB in size). My Android phone connects just file with my Mac and I can ...
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MacBook Pro Unable to Connect to QNAP NAS

I am trying to find out why my MacBook Pro will not connect to my QNAP NAS. When attempting to use Finder in macOS to access the files on the NAS, it tries to connect but fails each time. When ...
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Unable to view Documents or Downloads folder remotely

I used to be able to access folders on my remote systems without problem. Now in Catalina when I find my computers on my LAN and try to connect to them, I can only see the contents of ~/ and that of ...
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How to get a shareable link to a file in iCloud by command line?

There is a way to share files on my iCloud, one by one, with a shareable link. It's badly named "Add People". I use it often to send files to my friends or family. When it's more files, I just zip ...
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Mac shared folder can't be accessed via afp if it's on another HD

I have a folder on a second internal HD that I share from my Mac mini (running 10.12). I usually connect to it through SMB, but I need to use AFP due to using an older Mac. However, I cannot get the ...
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Transfer file from iOS to macOS without internet, natively?

Let's say that I have a large file on my iOS device. Let's also say that: I don't have internet (or the more likely scenario, AirDrop isn't working for some reason) I don't want to download third-...
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File sharing Drop Box changes owner to nobody

Something has changed on my network setup for which I can recall making no changes. When I used to use the Drop Box on one MacBook Pro terminal, there were no issues. I am making a historical guess, ...
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Unable to access external drives over the network - original item can't be found

From my new macbook pro I can connect to my iMac over the local network and access files on the iMac's internal disk. I can share the screen on the iMac and view all of the connected external storage ...
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How can I mount a network share on a schedule?

I have two macs, that need to mount each other's respective network shares but also both need to restart every night. The trouble is, neither computer can mount the other until the other is fully ...
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After Catalina upgrade and server to 5.9, AFP ACL access locked, SMB access ok

After upgrading a file sharing server to macOS 10.15.3 and Server 5.9, we can mount our shared volumes via AFP but can not open them because of permissions. We can access them through SMB but are ...
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Hiding iCloud folders from search on iOS

I have a few files that come up frequently in my searches from the iOS equivalent of spotlight (idk what this is called just swiping down on the home screen) that I dont want previewed in search. I am ...
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Mojave SMB file sharing authentication issues

I'm trying to set up SMB file sharing from one Mac running macOS Mojave to another. The serving Mac runs Server.app and an Open Directory master with Local Network Users. The client is bound to the ...
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How to enable file sharing for the new 'private' folders in Catalina?

The new data protections in Catalina make some folders inaccessible by default (for example the 'Documents' folder). When an application tries to access one of these folders the OS presents the user ...
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How do I forget or change the username and password for file sharing?

I connected my MacBook (macOS 10.13 if it matters) to my Mac Pro fileshare using the username foo and the password. I tell Finder to save the password. I want to disconnect from that server and login ...
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Users getting “Denied access” to 10.14.6 server upon being kicked out

I recently set up a new macOS 10.14.6 server. It is a Mac Pro Late 2013 set up with about 20 users connected to a a Enstore RAID via an external SAS Card running Thunderbolt 2 external PCIe card. I ...
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Repeated errors of “there was a problem connecting to the server”

I have been having the following message pop up every few minutes on my Mac for around a year. There was a problem connecting to the server "***.***.*.*". The server may not exist or it is ...
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Is AFP of any value to non-ancient devices?

From one person’s tests, SMBv3 is just a hair faster than AFP. All of the Macs, iPads, and iPhones in our house capable of reading disks are Apple devices that support SMBv3.  We have no devices ...
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Meaning of “guest” in file sharing

One of the options in file sharing is whether to include "guest users." Does this mean the "guest account" on another Mac, or does it have some other meaning?
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How to show the users and IP connected using GUI or command line?

I have a MacBook Pro with El Capitan. I have followed the instructions to enable File Sharing, it is working through a new user account of Sharing Only type - let's name it RemoteUser. I can access it ...
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Connecting Raspberry to Apple Time Capsule

How to connect a raspberry to Apple Time Capsule? It should be easy but I faced several time consuming issues, I'm posting the solution as Q&A in the hope this can be useful to someone. So... ...
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Macs Disconnect from SMB Share: “STATUS_NETWORK_SESSION_EXPIRED (0xc000035c)”

I have some Ubuntu Servers running Samba with Winbind. Everything is fine, but Macs will randomly disconnect overnight, or at some irregular interval. On the servers, Samba logs this as two events: ...
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iCloud allows access to files via direct link without authentication!

I've been testing sharing files from iCloud when I accidentally stumbled onto this bug. Steps to Repro: In Firefox preferences, set "Portable Document Format" download action to always ask. ...
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Where are Photos projects stored on the drive?

I've asked Apple Developer Support, regular Apple Support, and high-level Apple Support. They all said to ask on the Apple Developer Support Forums. I figured I'd ask here as well because I have much ...

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