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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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 Mojave 10.14.5?

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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How to reset File Sharing preferences from Terminal in Mojave?

I have some old shares from a previous installation showing up still on other computers connecting to macOS, but unfortunately when I go to System Preferences -> Sharing -> File Sharing it hangs ...
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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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Mac mini periodically dumps all connected file-sharing users

This has been an ongoing problem since I set up this server about a year ago. It comes and goes, sometimes it happens multiple times a day, sometimes it goes stretches where it has no problems at all. ...
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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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Protecting my files/folders

I need any software / solution to protect some files/folders which means these files/folders should not be copyable or movable to another device any idea ? Update ,, I have a software codes &&...
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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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College's files in my trash can?

A few weeks ago, files appeared in my Trash Can. I didn't really look into it and keep thinking it was just temporary files that I deleted myself while working. But after a while, I opened those ...
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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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Is there a way to disable file sharing via apple-id?

In High Sierra connecting to a mac using an older OS (el capitan), I see the default connection is using the appleid for authentication (showing Connected as: com.apple.idms.appleid.prd...). Is there ...
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Can not create files on samba share for Time Machine

OS 10.14.2 / ubuntu 10.04/ samba 4.9.2 My ultimate aim is to use a samba share with Time Machine. I have built an up to date version of samba (4.9.2) which has the necessary support for Time Machine ...
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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 ...
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Finder refuse to open shared files with Microsoft Office

We have a nfs share server mounted trough automount on which we store multiple *.xls files. Since a few days, two MacBooks refuse to open those files with the following error message: "file.xls" is ...
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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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.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? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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 ...