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Big Sur screen sharing constantly locking desktop

I recently upgraded my two Macs to Big Sur and use the first mac (mac1) to connect to the other via screen sharing (mac2) Since upgrading, mac2 (the one that is sharing its screen) continuously locks ...
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Can't share ethernet connection of college ethernet on Mac - but can do it on windows without problems

I'm trying to share my college dorm ethernet connection of my Mac over the WiFi of the laptop with internet sharing in MacOs. Previously, I used a Windows pc and could switch on "Hotspot" in ...
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macOS does not browse folder on SMB share (folder displayed as light-blue folder)

macOS does not browse a folder on SMB share. The folder displayed as light blue folder. The folder was copied onto this share exactly from the same Mac with the same user. Permissions are 100% okay on ...
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Why does tapping the share button (on my iPhone 11) sometimes not give all the apps (in the order I've set) available to share-to on the share sheet?

Sometimes when I tap the share button (in any app, but this morning it was in Safari while browsing bloomberg.com), a subset of the apps I know are available (like Twitter) either don't show up (that ...
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Where are my server credentials stored?

I have a TrueNAS server with two afp shares and an smb share on it. In the keychain of my mac system I can see the saved credentials for one of the afp shares, and for the smb share. But I can't see ...
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How can I share a single page of the pdf or other documents in iOS?

From time to time I need to share a single page from a pdf on iPhone or iPad into some chat in a fast way. The shared page is supposed to be printed, so it should be of good quality. I open pdf's from ...
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How to stream videos from icloud to iphone

My Documents and Desktop folders from my Mac have been backed up to iCloud. I would like to watch some videos from iCloud, via my iPhone without downloading. But when I open Files app from iPhone, it ...
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Why don't deleted events disappear from my shared calendar?

My wife has an iCloud calendar that she has shared with me. When she deletes an event from the calendar, it still shows up on my devices, but not on any of hers. When I delete an event, it's only ...
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Reminders Share Menu missing

the reminders app is missing from my Share Menu in Catalina. I am signed in with my iCloud account and have reminder sync turned on. Apart from the missing share entry, reminders work fine. Has anyone ...
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Internet Sharing to iPhone over USB not working

I'm unable to share my Ethernet connection with my iPhone over USB. I tried both the 'Internet Sharing' and the 'Content Caching' methods. I can see the iPhone in Finder but the iPhone does not ...
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Share a single calendar with iCloud

I would like to share one of my calendars with a friend, without uploading my other calendars, and without making this shared calendar public. Is that possible?
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GMail option missing from share sheet on iOS

I'm running iOS 14 and use both Mail.app and Gmail (personal and work respectively). From the share sheet I see Mail but not Gmail. I suspect it's because Mail is my default mail app. Is there a way ...
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Why aren’t people showing up in the share sheet?

On my iPhone 12 running 14.2, when I try to share anything (web pages, photos, etc.), the share sheet does not include a list of people to share with. It includes a list of applications, including ...
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List and define SMB shares from command-line

In MacOS, is it possible to list and/or define SMB shares at the command-line? On a Linux machine with Samba, I can use the testparm command and the /etc/samba/smb.conf file. On Windows it would be ...
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Shared iCloud Calendar with other non-iCloud members?

is there any option that lets me share my Apple iCloud Calendar with my family (that uses Windows + Google), and also lets them edit the shared calendar? It looks like I can either share a public ...
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How to direct people to a shared photo album?

I have several shared albums in Photos app. The one I created today contains a single video also created today. It has "public website" enabled, but the "visit website" is ...
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Shared iCloud Folder

I have a folder shared with me from another iCloud account. When I log into iCloud from a web browser I can see the shared folder. However when I'm on my Mac and I click on the iCloud folder I can not ...
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Working with smb:// links

I'm connected to an SMB share called SHARE1. I see it in the Finder, on my desktop, etc. with the name SHARE1 Let's say from the Finder, I right click on a file from it, choose Get Info, then copy the ...
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Manage family macOS logins

I have a family with many macOS devices. Originally I set these up with an admin user with the same username and password on all devices, and I used this to admin parental controls on them. This has ...
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Unable to share Wi-Fi passwords with one of my Macs

I am unable to share any Wi-Fi passwords to one of my Macs. AirDrop works to share photos / files / web pages Handoff does work for Safari to hand off an active page Sharing WiFi passwords certainly ...
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Instagram not available among share suggestions in iOS 13 [duplicate]

When I wish to share a Facebook post to Instagram on iPhone running iOS 13, Instagram does not appear among the Share Sheet suggestions, not even when I hit MORE... I have seen numerous how-tos about ...
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Instagram sharing icon not display on iphone 11 [duplicate]

In my IOS app there are three icons Of share on - Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and tweet. When I clicked shared the funcality of via Facebook or Pinterest that particular app are showing in my app ...
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Why can’t I share this photo?

iPhone 8, iOS 13.6. I took a photo from my lock screen, and even after unlocking my phone I can’t share it. The share sheet icon is greyed out: The same is true for the Edit option. Photos I’ve ...
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Incorrect hostname keeps appearing in sharing preferences [duplicate]

Problem: I've got two macs in the same network. One of them is often not discoverable via the Finder or Apple Music (shared library). I noticed that this mac has incorrect hostnames in the sharing ...
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Share with 'Start at' tag in YouTube iOS app

How can I share video with "Start at" option in YouTube iOS app?
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Family Sharing, iCloud Drive

I remember years ago, family sharing was a cool feature but I didn't get involved with it as I didn't like the fact one had to share the same credit card / payment method, across all accounts. Thus if ...
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Problem saving shared photos to device

My gf and I regularly go on trips and each take pictures from our own phones that we then share to with each other to a common shared folder. When I look at the "For You" folder and find ...
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I would like to make sync.com app appear early on sharing

I have sync from sync.com installed. When I want to add photos to share.com I press the share button. Then I get a selection of apps to share with. Sync.com app appears at the very end and I would ...
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How to get list of users connected to file sharing?

My desktop Mac mini (2018) shares files to other computers on the network. I've set it up in System Preferences > Sharing so that only known users can connect, with their username and password. If I ...
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Problems writing to Samba-share via Files

I've created the following Samba-share to allow Apple-devices at home to dump pictures and scans directly: [tmp] comment = Temporary file space path = /symbion/tmp read only = no ...
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Mac computer name is not replicated in sharing addresses or terminal [duplicate]

When I upgraded to Catalina, I have noticed that the computer name in Terminal was not what it is set to in System Preferences > Sharing. When I looked at the System Preferences > Sharing pane, I saw ...
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Trying to share an inner directory through the LAN where its outer directory is not shared

I have MacOS El Capitan Through preferences I am able to share directories, such as: home username directory-01 directory-02 directory-shared <-- unique to be shared through the ...
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File sharing between two Catalinas - Finder cannot connect

So I can screen share between the two Macs; I can ssh, rsync, and scp the files between the two Macs; but having Finder try to “Connect As” always fails the login sheet using the same user and ...
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Share Internet through thunderbolt between two Macbook Pros

WHAT I WANT TO ACHIEVE I have two Macbook Pros (Mojave 10.14.6) with me in a country different than US. A and B. What I need and requirements: I want computer B to be connected from a US IP address ...
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How to send photos from iPhone to Windows PC without cable and Internet

I am trying to send the pictures (and videos) I have to my Windows PC, but don't want to upload them to any cloud services. I cannot use USB because there is a problem with the socket. I can only ...
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Separate/different sharing of sub-folders in Notes.app

I am trying to share a (sub)folder within a shared folder hierarchy with a different person, but this seems to not be possible in Notes.app on Catalina. ... ? Let's assume I have a folder structure ...
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What is this icon on top of the photo on the share sheet?

When on the share sheet trying to share a photo, I noticed this icon: What does this icon mean? Device: iPhone SE (1st Generation) running iOS 13.4.1
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Set permissions for sharing only user through terminal

I am sharing my media folders on my local network by means of a sharing only user. The "sharing only" user is given read access to these folders, and anyone can connect with the user's log in ...
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Sharing folders on iCloud with non-iCloud users Catalina

I have a folder on my iCloud and in the beginning I shared it with edit rights to anyone who has the link, then it asked them to have an iCloud account, so then I thought may be because I set it as ...
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Automating opening a PDF from Preview.app in preferred PDF editor

When having a PDF file open in Preview.app, I'd like to click a menu item or keyboard hotkey to open the same file in my preferred PDF editor (f.x. PDF Expert). I suppose it could be done by creating ...
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How do I bridge a wifi connection from MacOS

[I have used WiFi bridging in Windows 10 to share my WiFi with other devices. This was done on my Mac using Windows 10 on Bootcamp. Specifically, I want to share WiFi to WiFi. How can I achieve the ...
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How to change default folder/file permissions for file sharing

I have 3 Macs on the network. Each has a Standard User account that is using the Mac. User A has a folder with files that other user (B & C) can access. When I first copied a bunch of files from ...
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Sharing iCloud folder in macOS Catalina

There were some discussions about sharing folders (not files!) on iCloud Drive; for example, here and elsewhere. It seems that this is not possible straightaway. Can anyone provide a step-by-step ...
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Stop macOS from ejecting external disks on logout

I have a Mac Mini running 10.14.6 and hosting file sharing and Time Machine backups on an external drive. Every time a user logs out of the console, the external drive is ejected. This happens even ...
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Is Screen Sharing Version 1.7.2 on MacOS Catalina an Encrypted Connection?

I can't find info from Apple on this...I typically connect via ip address and port forwarding. Is this a fully encrypted connection or do I need to configure an SSH tunnel?
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Why are the Desktop, Documents, and Downloads folders empty in Samba shares?

I'm sharing between iMacs with Samba. Both computers are running macOS Catalina (10.15.3). To get full disk sharing to work, I opened Settings > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk ...
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Sharing data between multiple macOS installs

For development purposes I need to have multiple versions of macOS installed. Here is the setup I have at the moment: 1Tb drive is split into 3 partitions 300Gb goes to System 1 300Gb goes to System ...
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Pool multiple drives into a single network share in macOS 10.14 or later

I have a mac fileserver with multiple drives that I'd like to combine into a single pool (such that the filesystems appear to be combined together) and then have accessible as a network share, ...
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Google Maps for live location on WhatsApp [duplicate]

A friend of mine shared his live location (before he started to drive) and another location on WhatsApp. I was able to open "another location" on Google Maps, while live location always made use of ...
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Splitting shared Apple ID

While similar to some questions, I think my question has some unique differences. My family (mult iphones and iPads) with 6 people. We have been sharing a single apple ID as we started before the ...

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