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Questions tagged [sharing]

Allowing information to be used by more than one user

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Internet sharing fails when iMac restarts

Our office iMac is set to restart every night and it has an admin account and a user account. This is a fresh install of 10.14.4 which we have just reinstalled. I logged into the admin account and ...
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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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Does apple pages sharing strictly require an iCloud account?

My client is attempting to share (via an email address) a Pages document. I walked him through using his iCloud account to do this, which worked. However, his first choice would be to have the file ...
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Can we view or edit HostName value via macOS desktop UI?

Here are two instances where I found that setting the computer name via System Preferences > Sharing > Computer Name does not really set the HostName attribute. The macOS version is macOS High Sierra ...
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Cannot connect to my SMB server on MacOS

When I connect to my SMB Linux server by running: smb://ubuntu it shows me 2 shared folders and that's normal. I made the first folder working without a password and that's working fine. The second ...
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Internet Sharing Over Ethernet

I am attempting to share the WiFi connection on my MacBook Air running Mojave over Ethernet. In other words, Computer #1 connects via Ethernet to Computer #2 and Computer #2 is doing Internet Sharing ...
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Can't connect as different user while accessing network share with in domain network in Mac

Can't connect as different user while accessing network share with in domain network in Mac. Through Go > Connect to server > connect as
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Sharing Apple music if I'm not the family organizer

I have an apple music account but I want to share it with the family. We already have a family account but I am not the family organizer. Can I share my apple music account with the family or do I ...
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Add fileserver to favorites in Finder, preferably scripted

I'm splitting my main office network into different segments with each their own subnet. This will cause our file-server (which will be moved to a different network than the users) to not appear under ...
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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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Finder is reverting to root of network share for each folder deletion

I have a very odd error happening in one of our Macs. We have a network share setup (afp), and whenever a user on a certain Mac deletes a folder on this share, the finder window drops all the way ...
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iOS Notes - I shared a note and can't see other person edits, while he can see mine

iPad 2018, iOS 12.1.4 - I created a note in the cloud (Notes are On in the iCloud settings, the note is certainly not in "on my phone" category) - share (the person icon, not the share icon) - copy ...
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Shared Computers Occasionally Disappearing

I'm using a 2015 MacBook Pro running High Sierra (v10.13.6) / 2.2 GHz i7 / 16GB DDR3 / Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB Graphics. Each computer at my work gets a CAT7 connection that provides internet access ...
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“File Sharing” without Shared Folders still shares folders

I have been experimenting with the "File Sharing" settings between two MacBooks. For some reason, unexpectedly when on the Host laptop I remove all "Shared Folders" I can still use "Connect to server" ...
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Stripping metadata from shared albums in photos doesn't seem to work?

I have shared albums set up in photos for mac (mojave) and in the preferences of photos i have the box "include location information for published items" UNTICKED. I obviously own the albums and my ...
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How can I share a USB printer on MacOS

I have a Brother DCP-7040 USB connected printer on my High Sierra system that I'd like to share on my network if possible. It is using the Brother-supplied CUPS driver, which I just updated yesterday. ...
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Enable screen sharing on mac w/o display

I have an old mac mini with a dead video card but otherwise it is working fine. I don't think screen sharing is currently enabled on that mac mini. What I'm trying to do is enable screen sharing on ...
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How to remove shared devices from my iMac?

My Sidebar is showing that there is a shared device on my network. I am not on any network whatsoever, this is my home computer used by me only. It says "not connected" but makes me nervous. Is this ...
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How to I prevent mac os High Sierra from auto mounting a network volume?

Recently I had connected to drive on a second computer and forgot to disconnect before shutting down the second computer. Now my first computer persistently reconnects to the drive on the second ...
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OSX - File Sharing - Permission problems

I bought a Mac Mini (OSX High Sierra), also with the intention to use it as a file server. I am very surprised that this seems to be an issue. I am using Samba share that is also supposed to work for ...
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Shared printing is no longer working

I run a Mac mini as a server in a small company. With macOS Server. Also a print server with a few shared printers. This is the error message in the CUPS log: Unable to encrypt connection, internal ...
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SMB Shares Can't be Accessed. “The share does not exist on the server. Please check the share name, and then try again.”

OS: Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 MacBook Pro 15' Mac Journaled HD I'm currently trying to set up an (smb) external hard drive / share folders to my router (ASUS RT A68CU) / ExpressVPN firmware. I ...
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Does Photos upload have builtin throttling?

I have Photos creating a shared album. It seems to upload five or six photos, wait ten to fifteen minutes, then upload some more. Judging by web search results, this is new behavior (or limited to ...
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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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How to get my mac to actually get me to connect to share as me?

I have 2 Macs. On one Mac Mini (Mini) I have a shared folder. On the other MacBook Pro (MBP) I try to connect to that shared folder. Both machines are running 10.13.6 high sierra My questions is, how ...
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Cannot see certain network directory on MacOS

We have a Windows domain with a few Macs connected. They can see the network shares no problem but there are some directories where the name begins with a full stop. The Macs cannot see these for some ...
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Find My Friends app accuracy

I have my boyfriend's location on the Find My Friends app and he has mine as well. Normally his location appears to hops around a bit when it's loading on my screen, but it's usually in the same 2-3 ...
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Family Sharing iPhone - Unique Question about purchases

I want to know if someone in my family share group still has an app downloaded on their phone. Is there a way to tell if they have deleted the app from their device? I know all about hiding apps and ...
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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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Greyed out/inaccessible files on File Sharing server on Mac OS

My company has a single file sharing Mac Pro computer that every user connects to. Occasionally a user will drop a file in a folder for another user to access, but the the files will be greyed out and ...
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How can I optimize for file sharing on my Mac Mini 2014 (High Sierra 10.13.4)?

I'm running a Mac Mini 2014 with High Sierra (10.13.4) and am experiencing some lag, since adding a pair of Thunderbolt RAID drives. I've also added 25 or so SMB sharing users. Only a few users are ...
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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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Apple TV4 VLC sees SMB but folder empty

I screwed something up. i just got vlc for apple tv 4 and enabled file sharing from my mac mini 2014 running high sierra 10.13.4. it ran great but it allowed anonymous login, so i thought i'd restrict ...
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Unable to use Share extension in macOS

Update:I found that everything goes fine when I works in another User account of the computer. I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 on a 2015 Retina MacBook Pro 13" (2015). Whenever I use the ...
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AirDrop fails to transfer files from MacBook Pro to iPhone

I am unable to transfer a music file from my MacBook Pro (2015 model A 1398) to my iPhone 5s. Here are the messages shown on both the MacBook Pro and the iPhone: macOS: iOS: I have turned on Wi-Fi ...
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Sharing & Permissions has two “everyone” entries, only for applications by Apple

OS X 10.12.6, Sierra My Sharing & Permissions says "You have custom access" and it's showing two entries for "everyone" where the first is set to "Custom". This only seems to be affecting every ...
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Sharing files and folders on Mac

Sharing files and folders on Mac somehow confuses me. There are Public Folder, Drop Boxes and Shared Folder. What confuses me is the following: Which one of the above to use when sharing folders ...
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Can iPhone USB Hotspot be shared through a MacBook Pro?

My iPhone wireless hotspot quit working, but I can still use the internet through a USB connection. I’m wondering if I can use internet sharing on a MacBook Pro to share the USB internet connection ...
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How to share a Pages document between macOS High Sierra & OSX El Capitan without going to iCloud on the browser?

I'm running macOS High Sierra. My wife is on a computer that only supports OS X El Capitan. She writes a document on Pages. How does she collaborate with me, or I with her, so that neither of us are ...
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Cant share iCloud storage with family

I am a family admin I purchased a 200GB plan which allows for sharing I sent the share notification to family members I received the invitation as a push notification on the family member device When ...
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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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Share printer between Macs in different networks

I have one Mac Mini (running 10.11) with a HP P4015 printer attached via USB and shared via System Preferences => Sharing inside my network 10.161.5.x (IP range for machines attached to the cabled ...
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What are the consequences of sharing my iCloud storage with a family member?

I would like to share my 2TB storage with a family member. I have two questions and concerns: If she chooses to share my storage, will all of the data currently in her storage be wiped out? That is, ...
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Access photos only from select albums on all my devices

I would like the ability to view photos grouped under two "People" (two children, say) in Photos 3.0 on all of my Apple devices. Basically I take new photos with my iPhone and occasionally sync them ...
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Share only link from Safari to Mail

When a friend uses the Share button in Safari to send me a link by email, the email I receive is a huge (and very buggy!) reconstruction of the Webpage including pictures and everything. How can I ...
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Network Sharing Dies Constantly

I posted this on the Apple forums but, as usual, it goes weeks and weeks without answers. I have strange problem that has happened before but now is many times worse. The issue is that I have a Mac ...
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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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Share iPhone screen for MacBook wirelessly?

Is it possible to share the screen of my iPhone on my MacBook wirelessly?
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Access Windows' shared network from Mac

I try to use Windows 10 via Parallels Desktop in my Mac. Here is the sharing setting of Parallels Desktop: In the navigation bar of File Explorer of Windows, we can see and enter a network ...
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Using Migration Asst, have gone from Mac 1 to Mac 2, but now Mac 2 back to Mac 1?

I had to send MacBook Pro #1 out for repair and used Migration Assistant to temporarily work on a loaner (MacBook Pro #2). Now #1 is back. Do I: Use M.A. to go from #2 to #1, hoping it magically ...