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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mac fails to reconnect to SMB share after coming back from suspend

I've got a mac (OS X 10.8.2) that's accessing files on an Win7 SMB share. About half the time the Mac comes back from suspend it can't connect to the SMB share. The Win7 machine is on and the password ...
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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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SMB network shares frequently disconnecting & failing to reconnect

Late 2013 iMac running 10.9.2, authenticated to Open Directory and Active Directory, connecting to SMB shares hosted on multiple Windows server file shares. Connected to the network via ethernet. ...
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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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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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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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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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Google Drive OSX app automatically upload files from various root folders

I'm trying to sync folders from my computer to Google Drive using the OSX app, but the folders aren't in the "Google Drive" folder. I made a symlink in the "Google Drive" folder to the folder that ...
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Apple File Sharing crashes every night at 11:37pm

I have this extremely strange and odd thing happening to me. I have an iMac - mid 2011 model with mavericks installed. It has file sharing setup with SMB disabled so that my MacBook Pro can connect ...
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Is there any way to tweak or modify AFP to increase transfer speed?

I have a Mac Mini, MacBook Pro and Synology DS213 connected to a gigabit switch via cat6 cables. When I enable AFP on the DS213, I get ~60mbpsUP and ~700mbpsDOWN when accessing it from Mac Mini and ...
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How to fix 10.8 internet sharing resulting in poor file sharing performance and no Time Machine server?

TL;DR - File sharing performance is extremely poor on a Mac Pro running 10.8.2 with file sharing enabled. Using it as a Time Machine server also no longer works in this setup. I have been ...
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What kind of partition should I use for a shared network drive used mostly un Mac?

I have a 2TB external USB drive that I'm using to share things in my home network. Now the drive is connected to my Mac Mini, that is supposed to act like a file server. Currently the drive is ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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.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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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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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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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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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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Shared folder suddenly not visible for Windows 10

I have this shared folder on macOS and it was visible for a long time for Windows. Suddenly not. And somehow my mac has become invisible for my windows machine. What can be the problem? I am not a ...
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File ownership appears to change to logged in user

I'd appreciate it if anyone can shed light on this file ownership bizarreness on my server. Googling has revealed no answers. I have a MacMini home server. On this machine /Pierson is a mounted ...
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Accessing file shares on other Mac on Macs with shared connections

It is probably best to first describe the ridiculous network setup I have: I have a time capsule connected via Ethernet to my university's network. It is sharing this internet connection with a group ...
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Flush AFP client cache

I have an AFP server with netatalk on a Linux box, which maintains CNIDs separate from the actual files. Due to a faulty disk (or rather, three of them in a RAID6), the database with the CNID mapping ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can't connect to network share from “Go>Network”

When I try to connect to a shared volume on another Mac on my LAN, I get "Connection Failed." If I try to connect with "Go > Connect to Server..." and use IP address, it works fine. But if I try to ...
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Seeking a clean way to mount a directory on one HFS+ drive as a directory on another such drive on same machine

I need to seamlessly mount (and automount, e.g. via fstab) a directory (folder) on one drive to appear at the commandline and GUI level as a directory on another, on the same machine. This is to ...
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How to Reset Ethernet Network Connection?

I use Ethernet network connections at home to create fast home network transferring files between my macs. One of the biggest problem I found is often that one mac cannot see another. It shows "...
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How to access a symlink pointing to a place outside the share?

I have a share on Lion Server, and a symlink pointing to a directory outside the share. The symlink is working properly when user is logged into the machine via ssh (so permissions are fine), but when ...
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Automator: How to copy the contents of local folder to a linux smb share?

I use Lion and I'm trying to make a folder action that copies the content of a local folder to a Samba share, but when I execute the action at Automator it copies the folder and not only its contents ...
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How can I manage apps with File Sharing within iOS (without using computer)?

I want to know if I can manage (copy MEDIA (music or video) from it and paste MEDIA to it) the File Sharing folder of iOS apps using iOS devices (iPhone, iPad ...) without plugging the device to a ...