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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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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Can I map a shared-by-someone-else Google Drive folder to my `/my-google-drive/`?

A colleague has shared a foo folder with me. I can view it on the Google Drive web-interface. I can right-click it and Add a Shortcut to Drive but clicking the shortcut only opens the web-interface ...
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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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How do I share full-resolution photos between Apple devices?

As the title states, I need to know a way of sending full-resolution photos from one Apple device to another (iPhone to iPhone/iPad/Mac) but don't want to lose quality at all. I'm guessing photos get ...
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How to transfer files between iPhone XR (iOS 13) and PC (Windows 7) using Files app and USB?

I am sure there must be a way to do what I need without installing a third-party program, but I haven't figured out how. I will try to simplify this down to the bare essentials and I may ask some ...
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Ways to share folders from Mac host to Mojave guest on VirtualBox (using NFS Manager or other options)?

I have a Yosemite host and Mojave guest VM via Virtualbox. I want to share the host's folders with the guest. I'm aware there are at least three ways but I haven't been successful with any of them. I'...
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Getting error -1426 when trying to transfer files from iPhone via iTunes File Sharing

I'm getting error -1426 when trying to transfer files from iPhone via iTunes File Sharing. I'm on iOS 12.4 and macOS 10.14.6. iPhone is XS Max 256GB and Mac is MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) ...
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Problem with copying files above ~4.2 GB [duplicate]

I am trying to copy video (mp4) files from the solid state drive of my MacBook Pro to both a external hard disk as well as to a SanDisk USB thumb drive. It goes well up to abut 4.1 GB file size, but ...
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Trouble with Shared Folders Between 2 Macs

I have 2 Macs (a MacMini and a MacBook).The MacMini gives shared access to a couple of its folders. The MacBook connects and has read/write access to those folders. For many years this has worked, but ...
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For 10.14.6 what does “Improves file-sharing reliability over SMB” mean, specifically?

Note When answering please add references/links for any claims made. Answers based on guesses or assumptions will be deleted. macOS 10.14.6 was just released. One of the lines is "Improves file-...
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Windows client cannot access SMB file share on macOS Mojave

I am trying to get my Windows 10 PC to access a file share on my MacBook running macOS Mojave. I enable File Sharing on the Mac, give my account read/write privileges to a file share, and enable ...
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Share a folder with photos with someone via Internet and Apple native tools

I have a folder of photos imported from a CD and those photos belongs to someone else. I want to share those photos with the person. First idea was to share them through iCloud Drive but sharing is ...
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How to enable logging for smbd on macOS?

I would like to enable logging on my file sharing service. (It's crashing intermittently and I can't figure out why.) When I inspect the plist for the file sharing service smbd on my Mac running ...
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Apple screen/file sharing issue

My parents are getting on in age and live 100 miles from me so I try to fix their mac issues by logging in remotely use Apple Sharing - screen sharing and file sharing, so I turn it on and leave it on ...
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Stop sharing Macintosh HD and home folder with File Sharing?

I've seen quite a few questions posted here and on Reddit about this topic, but I haven't been able to find the solution I am looking for, or a straight up answer like "no you cant change that". I ...
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Ability to write files/create directories on mounted filesystems not working in Mojave

Recently, I upgraded to Mojave and I have discovered that filesystems to which I connect with Finder appear to have rw access, but I cannot change or create files. Similarly with NFS mounts. Having ...
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Remove old iMac from network?

Every time I boot up my iMac this message appears: 'cannot connect to [the name of my old iMac] server.' The old iMac was finally laid to rest several months ago. How can I remove it from the network ...
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Is there a way to prevent simultaneous mounting of a DMG in a shared folder?

I share encrypted disk images (dmg) over Dropbox to share sensitive information with others (or across my own machines). Is there a way to 'lock' the DMG when it is mounted in one machine so that it ...
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How do you force a “Waiting to Upload” Wav format file, in iCloud Files app

I’ve read some of the other posts on this issue about forcing "Waiting to Upload" files, but none of the solutions seem to work for me because I am using an iPhone 7 (transferring from iPad) and most ...
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Mac OS Mojave 10.14.1 File Sharing services off after restart

I have a late 2014 Mac Mini, running Mojave 10.14.1, which I'm using as a file server to a few users in our lab. The server will occasionally see power outages due to weather. The machine reliably ...

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