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How to share a folder stored on an external USB drive?

I am struggling to get share a folder that is stored on a USB drive connected to my 2019 Mac running Sonoma 14.5. I have added the folder via System Settings > General > File Sharing > i and ...
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Remove shared NAS drive from MacBook Air

I set up a share on to a NAS on our home LAN on my wife's MacBook Air using the admin account of the NAS. This gives her access to every folder on the NAS as this screenshot shows: I just want her ...
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How to make Homebrew directories writeable by multiple users?

I have two users on my Mac. Both are admins. One which can only access certain things which I use for doing work, and one general purpose. I program in both modes often, but I need to use homebrew ...
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TimeMachine Share between MacMini & MacBook

I have an external SSD plugged into a mac mini, this drive is used solely for TimeMachine backups. I'd like to also use this drive for backing up my MacBook. I've done lots of testing & searching, ...
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Can not create shared link in iCloud Drive

I have a file inside "iCloud Drive", folder "Downloads". I can see the file from my iMac (macOS 10.15.7) and in my iPad. I would like to create a link to this file, which I can ...
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How can I pin a couple favorite contacts on the share sheet in iOS?

Maybe this is not possible, but I would like to be able to pin a couple favorite contacts on the share sheet in iOS (17) First, is this possible? Second, how can I do it if it is?
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Cisco's AnyConnect to use wired interface

I have a Mac with wired and wifi network interfaces. I use it as a wireless access point (sharing ethernet via access point). When I connect AnyConnect to a vpn, wifi is disabled and other devices at ...
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Cannot print to printer shared by iMac/Sonoma, from other computers

I have a HP CP1515n laser printer, connected to my iMac (running Sonoma) with an Ethernet cable, basically forming a very small network with statically configured IP addresses. Printing locally works ...
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What did I accidentally enable with a gesture in Photos?

I was scrolling around in Photos on my iPad trying to find an image. I had one of the images open and was navigating the bottom row thumbnails. There was very briefly a message saying something about “...
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Sharing webpage with selected text--how to get a quote in the Notes app

I noticed whenever I'm in mobile safari about to share a webpage that has text selected if I select the share for Messages app it embeds a quote of the selected text like seen in the first image below ...
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MacOS: Internet Sharing Off / greyed out / not available on this computer

I've got a Mac work laptop on the latest Ventura 13.6.2. Up until a few days ago I could use the Internet Sharing option just fine but today I noticed that the setting is greyed out. I've tried ...
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How to mount an smb share with `rwx` permission for all using `mount` command?

I am trying to mount two network smb shares so that all clients/users have rwx access. Network shares are on a Mac mini. Accessing from an iMac. Two shares are smb://192.168.5.1/PlexMedia_2 and smb://...
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How to send Notes with formatting to a remote iPhone

I made a note on my iPhone with formatting. How can I send this to another iPhone user and preserve the formatting? AirDrop is not possible because they are not nearby. I tried saving the note to ...
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Sharing Apple Airtag with family: Unable to share AirTag

I am trying to share my AirTag. I followed the Apple Support document Share an AirTag or other item in Find My on iPhone and updated my iOS as indicated in an answer for How to share an AirTag with ...
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OS Ventura v 13.0 SMB share credentials messed up?

I have a router which has a USB harddisk attached. This serves as a global storage and is accessible from smartphones and computers in our home network, either via LAN or Wifi. As you might guess, the ...
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iTunes accounts and family sharing

I have an old / original email that I use for iTunes / App Store purchases. I have since setup an iCloud / Apple ID for myself and also added family members to that account. Currently I have been ...
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Turn off iPhone screen sharing after Apple Support call? (Revoke permissions granted)

I had a call with Apple Tech Support and they asked to share my iPhone (11, latest iOS) screen. I granted them permission (clicking swiftly through a number of screens that popped up) and they moved ...
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Force file owner on mac share to match windows AD of user writing file?

We have several Ventura Macs bound to our Active Directory servers. The Macs have SMB shares on them that are accessible to Windows machines on the network. The Mac users log in using the same AD ...
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How do I prevent my iMac from blocking an incoming screen sharing connection?

I have a MBP (2016, running 12.6.8) and an iMac, (M1 2021, running 13.5.2). I can screen share (using the built in app) from the iMac to the MBP via local area connection and via a DDNS. However, when ...
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Issues connecting to Samba share via netbios name

I was wondering if anybody have experienced anything similar to the following I got a Linux server, creatively named "server". I run Samba on it, and for years, things have been smooth ...
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How to get rid of the "share with Instagram contacts" option from iOS Photos?

Using iOS 15.7.6 on an iPod Touch, when I go to any photo in my camera roll and press "share," the very first option listed is a profile picture from a random account I follow on Instagram. ...
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Apple accessing Samba Share on Linux The operation can't be completed because the original item can't be found

I'm trying to connect to samba shares on a debian machine in the same network from a Mac running Ventura 13.4.1. It all works perfectly fine if I do CMD+K, and input the credentials there (like smb://...
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SSH to Mac port 22: Connection refused - after Remote Login enabled

On my Macbook on Mac OS Ventura (aka macos 13.4) I enabled Remote Login in order to access this laptop via ssh: I've set the Mac's System Preferences > Sharing > Remote Login to accept ...
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Cannot access a shared folder: "The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time."

I’m trying to connect to a "server" by following the ZDNet tutorial "How to connect macOS to a shared folder on your network", but I cannot spot the “server” on Finder->Network, ...
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What's the easiest way to automatically connect to a SMB/AFP share on login?

Back in 2020, when I updated my 2017 iMac to Catalina, I found that the Samba shares on an old Linux box (the same one that was our original automated backup controller) wouldn't mount because ...
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How to copy files from a Mac in "Disk Sharing" mode to another Mac? [duplicate]

I have a borked Macbook Pro running apple silicon, and to recover files from it I've shared Macintosh HD in "Shared Disk" mode via startup options and connected it to a working mac with a ...
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Can share files in 'Public' folder, but not folders

I have two user accounts on one Mac, and am trying to share a folder from one to the other. I put the folder into my Public folder and set the permissions to 'everyone' and 'apply enclosed'. When I ...
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iOS : import .ics files to calendar

I’m ashamed to ask but how do you importe a .ics file info the calendar app ? (iOS16).
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"IsHidden" attribute for sharepoint groups ("com.apple.sharepoint.group.*.plist")

On my macOS 11 Big Sur, there are several groups titled "com.apple.sharepoint.group.*.plist" (where * is a number starting from 1 and increasing). What I understand - they are related to ...
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Shared connection apparently lost in Finder ("connect as..." shown and not working) but still accessible when mounted directly

I have set up a new Mac Mini M1 computer with macOS Ventura (latest release) as a file server. I have created shared only users and I can mount the shared folders on the connected macs. They get ...
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Sharing permissions and umask not applied to files created within shared folder

I have a Brother printer which is able to save scans to a Samba v1 share. I have configured a shared only user named "brother" in macOS (Ventura latest release) and have setup everything in ...
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MacOS Finder File Sharing: Connect to a Mac on Network "Using an Apple ID" no longer visible

In the past, I could connect to my other Macs on my home LAN via Finder > Network > [Select Mac] > Connect As… > Using an Apple ID (assuming I'm signed in to Apple ID on these Macs, and ...
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Moving photos to another iCloud account and device, with full resolution, edit history, everything

I need to move photos from one iCloud account (my work account, on my work iPhone) to another one (my private account on my private iPhone). I used the work phone for a while to take photos, but now I ...
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Basic File Sharing from Mac to Mac not working when connecting as guest - "Connection Failed"

Update 2/9/2023: It seems to be a macOS Ventura issue. A similar problem can be found here: Apple Community: Cannot Connect to macOS Ventura on LAN AppleInsider: Bug in macOS Ventura is breaking some ...
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Moving my current iCloud+ storage plan to my Wife's Family Sharing plan

I currently have 50GB iCloud+ storage plan. Recently my wife upgraded her own plan to 200GB Family Sharing plan. I am now invited by her. However, before I start using Family Sharing plan, want to ...
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Working with Shared Folders & Files on Mac

I use shared folders on different computers for work. All mac machines. I pull folders from the shared folders. I do the work that needs to be done. Then I drop the work back into the shared folder so ...
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Share everything except cloud storage on family plan

Is there a way to share only specific services to family members? My daughter will fill the cloud storage up quickly with nonsense if I share that. I do want to share TV, Music, and other services.
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Is it possible to hide my Mac(s) from network-connected other Mac(s)?

I always connect my MacBook Pro to my network, and also some of other Macs. Recently, our boss hired a new guy, that currently has no privileges to see other Mac's data and such. I thought I could ...
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How to share IKEv2 VPN connection via internet sharing

Im trying to share NordVpn from my Mac which is connected to ethernet. However when I do select IKEv2 it won't show me the option to share that in internet sharing. Unfortunately NordVpn only ...
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Connecting to Mac share after sleep

I am upgrading from an old iMac with macOS Monterey to a new Mac Mini with Studio Display and macOS Ventura. On my new system I have both ethernet and wifi enabled, and file sharing for a number of ...
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Disable SSH at public, leave on at home

I have SSH (remote login), VNC (screen sharing), and SMB (file sharing) all enabled via the sharing menu in settings. I need these at home. When I go to somewhere & connect to public wifi, these ...
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Transferring a single iCloud account to family sharing

My partner has a basic iCloud account (200GB storage). I have just bought the next level up and have invited them to share this new, larger space. My Apple account shows that there are now two of us ...
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Sharing files / folders between user accounts

I'm trying to share folders between 2 different user accounts and not having any luck, I keep getting the red 'locked' icon on my folders. So I have 2 folders in User A and would like to transfer to ...
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Use Apple's Screen Sharing app to connect to a MacBook Air on a different network

BACKGROUND: I have an iMac in my office which is connected to the eduroam network (which is a common network in universities). When I am not in the office, I can use the Apple's application Screen ...
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Cannot access directory on Windows share, even though it looks like I have permission

MacOS 12.6, MacBook Pro I am attempting to use a Windows share exposed through a VPN from one of my company's servers. I can connect through the VPN, mount the share, and then see in the Finder the ...
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Shortcuts: Sort pictures before handing them to Shortcut to make GIF (iOS / macOS)

I am using Shortcuts to make GIFs from the sharing menu - which works really great! Sadly I am not able to define in which order the images will be compiled to the GIF. Is there a way? I haven't found ...
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How to name or alias shares in macOS file servers on macOS 12+?

I have a number of SMB shares from a macOS host (server) that tend to have very generic names for normal folders such as Downloads or other such folders. I need to be able to identify these on the ...
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is there anyway to check what videos or images has been shared from my iPhone?

is there any thing like logs to see and check what videos and images has been shared from my iPhone to social media and private massaging apps like WhatsApp or messenger?
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How is the Ventura Share menu different from prior versions of the share menu on OSX?

The Ventura share menu seems to have made a number of changes. It maybe is using a better Extension architecture? But the UX seems different. This pertains to Venture 13.0 Beta (22A5321d), but the ...
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Cannot view another users' 'Drop Box' folder

I'm trying to transfer a large file between 2 different user accounts on my Mac (both are mine). I put the file in 'Public / Drop Box' as apparently that would make it accessible to other users. But ...
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