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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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File sharing from OSX 10.6.8 to OS 9.2.2

For several years I have updated my server on OS 9.2.2 using file sharing from OSX 10.5.8. Today I tried to update a file from another Mac with OSX 10.6.8. It mounts the OS 9 volume as usual and I can ...
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How can I keep a folder on a remote server in sync with a local folder in iOS accessible via Files?

I prefer not sideloading apps onto my devices, so solutions leveraging existing products are preferred. I tried using Nextcloud, but I don’t know how to accomplish my goal of a synced folder with it, ...
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Why can't I access File Sharing when Open Directory is enabled in macOS Mojave?

Here's the procedure I have followed: Install a fresh copy of macOS Mojave to an APFS volume Perform initial OS configuration and create 'admin' user at first launch. Assign a static IP from 192.168....
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Windows File Sharing for Local Network Directory accounts in macOS Mojave

I'm struggling with how directory services and local Mac accounts interact. I'm hoping to not have to specifically assign the 'Windows File Sharing' option to each user individually or Network ...
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How can I get ACLs to be present on a client connected to another computer using file sharing (not Server.app)?

With Apple's changes, I recently removed Server.app from my macOS 10.13.6 MacPro, and am now just using System Preferences -> Sharing to provide share points to my macOS 10.13.6 and 10.14 laptops. ...
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.smbdelete files on High Sierra server vs Save in MS Word 2016 on Mojave

I am working with a Mac mini (Macmini7,1) running High Sierra 10.13.6 with SMB file sharing to a few connected computers. Things have been working fine, but since updating a couple of the client ...
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How to access files on a networked smb server with Python on macOS

I have a bunch of files that sit on a networked drive to which I can connect by using Finder > Go > Connect to Server and entering the address smb://smb-name.institute.name.org/DRIVENAME and then ...
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High Sierra file sharing on Macs not working for Active Directory users

Running Macs, High Sierra, in a lab environment. Serving K-12 students. File sharing important as students drop off assignments (files) to instructor computer. However, students logged on to the ...
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Mac keeps SMB files/session open, locking files

This is very frustrating. I open a Windows SMB share like this: After closing the window, my Mac kept folder/files open and I had to close the SMB session from the server. How do I just close all ...
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Is there an app/solution to quickly send text snippets/links/images from Windows pc (clipboard) to your iPhone?

I constantly have the problem that I want to push a text snippets/links/images quickly from my Windows pc to my iPhone, without it being plugged or on the same Wi-Fi. Every time, it seems to be a ...
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Why is my mac sharing the macintosh disk, and home folder?

I have just fresh installed an ubuntu 18.04 on my desktop and decided to try connecting each other (my macbook pro) via SMB. To my surprise, when I connected to my mac, using my ubuntu desktop, the ...
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My Windows 7 PC can find my Mac but can't connect to it. No password prompt?

I'm trying to access my Mac's files via my Win 7 PC and I'm so close but yet so far. The PC finds the Mac (it is there under 'Network'), but then I can't connect. According to many guides that I've ...
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El Capitan server getign grey files when SMB is enabled. Why?

Running Apple server in El Capitan, I periodically get a greyed-out file when a file is copied to the server, but seems to stop wen I turn SMB off. I have Windows and Mac users, so want SMB on. Any ...
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Share Itunes Library with all users on same machine

Looking to share my Itunes Library with my wife on same machine. SO for example, when I log off, and she logs in, I would like to be able to access my library in her ITunes. I have spent countless ...
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High Sierra Macs always connect to file server with AppleID, not the correct username/password

I ran into a really annoying problem yesterday. In a small office of just three workstations (and two more that connect remotely), the computers cannot automatically connect to the fileserver on boot. ...
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Is “server performance mode” enabled or not?

When experiencing some MAJOR file sharing slowdowns in a new macOS High Sierra machine running Server.app I came across this page from Apple showing how to enable "performance mode for macOS Server". ...
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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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Does syncing files through the Files app on iOS require the device to be awake?

Last night I was using the iOS files app on my iPad to download music from the external hard drive to my iPad using the Files Explorer app, then exporting those music folders, by artist, to the ...
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High Sierra Insisting on iCloud for File Sharing

I have two computers (iMac, MacBook Pro). I am the sole user of both, and I am logged into the same iCloud account on both. Both run High Sierra. I used to be able to connect from MacBook to iMac via ...
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All files from shared folder appear empty

I have a mac mini that's serving files over the network (Through the "sharing" part of the preferences). All files have a size, and are accessable locally. but when I try to cat them on the terminal ...
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Network share always mounting in Finder, but never for Time Machine (High Sierra 10.13.4)

I have two Macs (MBP 2017 and an older Mac Mini with two internal SSDs) on my local network, both running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, and I'm encountering strange problems. One of the Mini's internal ...
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How can I tell what version of SMB is negotiated when I connect to a share from macOS?

I have quite a few file servers at work that serve up files over SMB/CIFS. How can I tell what version is negotiated when someone says that I need to be sure I'm connecting over SMB version 3 to get ...
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Transfer sensitive data from Ubuntu to iPhone

I'm new to the Apple ecosystem and I'm using Ubuntu as my primary OS on desktop. I have my computer set up as ssh server, and I have generated a public/private keypair on it which I want to transfer ...
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What's the fastest way to set up a remote anonymous public directory on macOS High Sierra?

I would like to set up a remote public directory with read-only access using ftp, smb, or something of the like. I would also like anonymous access enabled, so no login credentials are required. What'...
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Why won't my network volumes stay mounted?

This has been driving me nuts for months and I'm no closer to a solution. In our home LAN we have 4 macs - a Mac Mini running Mavericks, a Mac Mini running Sierra, an iMac running Sierra, and a MBP ...
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Adding an App to the List Sharable Files [iTunes]

I looked in Google for a long time for "Adding an app to the list of sharable file", but I didn´t find anything. When I open File Sharing in iTunes I can see the following apps: I wanna add the mail ...
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Does setting sharing & permissions on “Ignore ownership on this volume” disk do anything?

I have a Mac Mini being used as a file server with an external hard drive used to store the shared folders. If the "Ignore ownership on this volume" is not checked, I can control access for specific ...
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Can I disable mounting of network volumes via afp:// protocol in favor of smb://

I have a Drobo network file server which insists on offering it's mounts via both afp:// and smb://. Is there any way to force my Macs (they are all running High Sierra) to NEVER mount network volumes ...
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Mac Book Pro file sharing stops working

OS X El Capitan - 10.11.6 MBP Mid 2015 I have file sharing setup to a folder on an external drive. I use the sharing via VLC on my phone or on a fire stick. The most recent example was watching a ...
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File Sharing with Active Directory login not working

I've set up macOS Sierra (10.12.6) machine and it binds to AD (Win2012R2). It works with SSH and VNC login without any problem, but not work with File Sharing. Connect to mac server as smb://...
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Unable to access files with File Sharing in Mac OS High Sierra

Has anybody know how can we share folder/files from High Sierra? I can not access files when I followed usual process of going to "System Preferences > File Sharing > Enable AFP and adding ...
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Reactivate AFP von Mac High Sierra OS X Server (10.13)

I am having trouble with my High Sierra OS X Server's file sharing volumes. Sometimes the connection is very slow. Other times I can't connect. Then I sometimes have multiple mounted volumes of the ...
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Why are files in the Shared folder automatically copied to other Macs?

I have an iMac and I'm trying to use the folder /Users/Shared to share files between different users of that iMac. When I copy something large to that folder two things happen The iMac slows down a ...
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Is it possible to use SMB1 on one port and SMB2 on another port?

A lot of applications, for example VLC and ES File Explorer seem to have problem connecting to SMB shares on recent versions of OS X. I am not sure but it seems the problem has to do with SMB2, ...
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Is my MacBook Air using wifi or ethernet to share files?

I'm accessing files on a afp Network volume wirelessly from a MacBook Pro. Wifi and LAN interfaces are active on the Air. Both running High Sierra. Should I have both interfaces On? AFP does some '...
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Local Network via File Sharing permission problems

I have a Mac mini with a HDD that is shared in the local network with other Macs via System Preferences > File Sharing. All systems have the same OSX installed. Nevertheless I get permission errors ...
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Compress attachments in received emails

I regularly receive emails with very large attachments (uncompressed scans, photos, videos, etc.). Obviously, the sender could have done me a favor by compressing the files before sharing. But not ...
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File sharing broken after installing Security Update 2017-001

I've spent all day so far trying to resolve this. File sharing just doesn't work any more! I am now fairly certain that installing Security Update 2017-001 for macOS High Sierra to fix the “root” ...
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Unable to enter through double click on folder

I have copy pasted two non hidden folders to an AFP server, but after I have done that, I saw both folders with an hidden icon, and I was unable to enter on both: But the strange part is that all the ...
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How can I share a folder on MacOS, and not allow an attacker to brute force my accounts?

I want to share a folder between my MacBook Pros while connected to home wifi, and not risk security while traveling with the laptop. I'm particularly concerned about a brute force attack that can be ...
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How to monitor Mac file sharing activity

I am a new Mac user and have struggled mightily to find an answer to this question in recent days. I’m running a MacOS Sierra client, and sharing a folder of files with other Macs on my local network....
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OSX Server File Sharing allowing more access than configured

I am working on a computer used as a server running 10.10.5. I created a folder on the server as follows. Folder List Shared-Folder1 Shared-Folder2 Shared-Folder3 Shared-Folder4 User List UserA ...
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Timeout/expire a Mac file sharing connection

I've set up file sharing from my Mac so I can connect to it from my Windows machine. I used to have to enter my password on the Windows every once in a while (few hours), but lately the credentials ...
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Easily readable file access history on macOS Sierra Server

I'm running a small company network with macOS Sierra Server and a few client Macs whose users access and modify files in various shared folders. I want to make it easy for users to keep track on a ...
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Convert .bat command for mapping shared drive to AppleScript

To get access to FTP file shares on a windows web server. I need to run this batch code. I'm on a MacBook so how do I make it so I can run this sort of code? net use W: /delete net use W: \\10.0.2....
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Change smb://new-host-4.workgroup to smb://whatiwant.workgroup

For some reason macOS won't obey my preferences for host name. If I set my computer name to whatiwant, then change the NETBIOS name to whatiwant and workgroup name to workgroup under WINS ...
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WebDAV write permissions in macOS Server 5

I have a Mac Mini running macOS Sierra (10.12.6) and Server 5 (5.3.1), and an iMac running the same software. Both are connected to the same router/DSL modem. The Mini hosts web pages that can be ...
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How to open PDF files stored in iBooks on iPad in Adobe Reader

I have downloaded PDF files and saved them in iBooks on my iPad. I want to open some PDF files in Adobe Reader but there is no option to do so. I looked up on internet and it asks for a PC (which I ...
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How to share directory over NFS from Mac? (w/o macOS Server app)

First of all, I'm happy to pay the $19.99 for the Mac OS Server app from the app store, so that's no problem, it's just that at the moment I only have one specific need - NFS sharing between my macOS ...
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Networking between 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and 10.12 (Sierra)

For work I have to solve an issue involving very old and new systems. Because of legacy software required for the business, I need to sync folders between Mac A (MBP running 10.6.8) and Mac's B and C, ...