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How to share a scanned document from the Notes app with a shortcut

I have scanned PDFs I want to share to a shortcut to process them further. However, when sharing from the share sheet that props up when I click on the share button in the Notes app for my shortcut it ...
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File Sharing reverts to old settings

Having issues with our file sharing settings on our file server (Mac mini running macOS 11.6 / Big Sur). The first issue is that following a restart File Sharing is disabled. If we lose power or have ...
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Canon MX320 printer connected to Windows 10 and shared over network but cannot be used from Mac

I'm running Monterey on my Mac and there are no drivers for my Canon MX320. To get around this, I've connected the printer to my Windows 10 computer and shared it over the network. I was able to add ...
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How can my guest, on her Mac, see my shared music library using "Share Music With Guests"?

I have Home Sharing turned on, as well as "Share media with guests", with no password required. This config is shown in the screenshots below. Both my Mac and my guests's Mac are connected ...
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What gets passed when sending a file in share sheet?

While Working with Pythonista and Siri Shortcuts, I was wondering what convention Apple uses when passing a file through share sheet:
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File Sharing settings for Time Machine backup location reset after every system update - local Mac mini server

I have a 2014 Mac mini which I'm using as a local server. I have setup a Time Machine backup location on it, which works well at first, but eventually the "File Sharing" settings get reset ...
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Screenshots Don't Save to Mac If I Share Them

I've been using Command-Shift-4 to capture screenshots, and then using the share icon on the top right of the screenshot I send them off to Notes or a friend on Messages. However they are not saving ...
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Share text clipboard, on demand only, between an iphone and mac laptop? Not using Continuity/Univeral Clipboard

I'd like to have the option to Share my clipboard, only when I ask for it, between my MBP (Big Sur/osx 11) and my iphone (ios 14). What I don't want to use is Continuity/Handoff as I found the ...
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Have files saved on iCloud drive but also accessible to other users of the Mac

I have some files that I wanted backed up to the cloud (iCloud drive), but I also want all users of my mac to be able to access them. I can put the files in a shared folder, and all users of the mac ...
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What's the most appropriate directory where to place 'development software' and 'files' shared between users?

In Linux (Ubuntu in my case) if exists many users, each one with its home directory, such as: /home/alpha /home/beta /home/omicron to share development software and files between/among users I've ...
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How to retrieve shared iCloud Link

iOS offers to share pictures via iCloud Link. I hand-picked 15 photos and shared them with another iPhone user via iMessage. Now I'd like to share these 15 photos further with an Android user. How can ...
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How do I merge Photo libraries from 3 different machines into one and keep my Shared Albums?

I have a 2007 iMac, a 2012 macbook pro & a 2019 macbook pro. I want to move all of the photo libraries from the imac and the 2012 macbook onto my 2019 macbook. So far I have exported my System ...
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Macs on local network no longer appear in Network or Finder Sidebar for Screen Sharing [duplicate]

I have a Mac Mini and MacBook connected within my local network. Both Macs have System Preferences > Sharing > Screen Sharing turned On. For weeks I have seen each computer in the other's Finder ...
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Un-share a subscription with a family member? Is this possible?

How do I unshare an Apple subscription with a family member? Specifically, I want to unshare Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade from my 10yo son's iCloud family account. He has an iPad Mini for ebook reading ...
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File Sharing: How re-add the Staff group if it was removed?

I have MacOS "El Capitan" About Sharing - File Sharing: When a directory is added to be shared through the Shared Folders pane, then through the Users pane is possible add/remove some Users ...
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Mobile Accounts from OpenDirectory get login refusal on Catalina SMB share

Here's the setup: we're an audio facility and all workstations are Macs. Our user directory is an Open Directory (OD) running on an old XServe 2,1 which runs Mac OS X Server 10.6.8. It's old but it's ...
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Enable listing files over SSH in Monterey

I want to be able to ls files under /Users/<username>/Downloads. I am getting Operation not permitted. I am able to list them locally when in iTerm2 but not over SSH.
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Photos - add photos shared with me to my library?

My friends shared some photos with me, which I can access on my Mac by selecting Shared Albums -> Activity in the Photos app. I want to add those photos to my photo library, how do I do that?
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Sharing from macOS with Linux guest

I need to share a directory from macOS and access it from Linux. What is my best option, SMB or AFP (I am not mentioning NFS because I read of its poor performance)? I need support for extended ...
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How do I use sharing automations in iBooks on iOS?

Nearly all apps on iOS show a range of customizable options when I choose "Share" from selected text, but iBooks only lists Messages, Mail, Copy and (uselessly with no way to remove) AirDrop ...
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How to disable the built-in DHCP from macOS network sharing

I connect my iPhone to macOS to make macOS use iPhone's network. Then I connect a USB network adapter to macOS, setting macOS to share the network from "iPhone USB" to the USB network ...
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If I buy a new iPhone, will I lose the location sharing with my friends?

I have shared my location with different people and I am planning to get a new iPhone. Am I going to lose the location sharing with them or will iCloud fix this issue so that I can still see the ...
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Is it possible to create an extension that appears in the Music app's sharing menu?

macOS of course has an Extensions control panel in the System Preferences, so it is clearly possible to make sharing extensions that appear somewhere. But not all of the sharing options that appear ...
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iCloud Family Sharing: Who gets notified when the organizer changes a members role?

Do all members of a family get a notification, or just the person that got it‘s role changed? Does the organizer get notified by email?
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File sharing always given authentication errors

I've used file sharing on all my Macs in the past, and it works great. I got a new M1 Mac Mini, and as usual, I tried to enable File Sharing on it. Every time I attempt to connect to it from other Mac ...
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SMB File Sharing on Big Sur reverts to default permissions automatically

Running Big Sur 11.5 and trying to use File Sharing to access my drive on my local network. I only wish to allow the primary user access so I set the permissions accordingly ("everyone" has ...
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"The operation couldn't be completed"/"Operation canceled" error message when saving to a Samba share via Files app

I'm using the Files app on my iPhone and iPad to save photos to an SMB network share provided by Samba on an Ubuntu 20.04 server. Since around iOS/iPadOS 14.5, trying to save a new file to the share ...
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Can’t copy files into the samba share on iPad’s default files app. But can export videos form iMovie to smb server! Error didn’t came! [duplicate]

I set up a samba share on Linux Fedora computer. And I connected to that SMB share on my iPad but when I try to copy files into that share from my iPad I couldn’t. It shows me a error (The operation ...
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macOS - How do I share files via Share Menu from command line?

I want to automate file sharing via the system Share Menu and it would be very helpful to know how to do it from command line, like so: Activate Share Menu: share-with-share-menu /path/to/file ...
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Can I safely delete the user named 'Documents' in the Sharing permissions user list?

Catalina 10.15.7 I am working on setting up the sharing of my iMac's 'Documents' folder so that I can access my documents there from my MacBook. Using System Preferences>Sharing, I have added the '...
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iCloud take ownership of a shared folder?

Short: Is it possible to take ownership of a shared folder? Long: We had been subscribing to iCloud 2TB & family sharing, my partner subscribed to Apple 1 we find we are paying for iCloud in ...
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Allow invited users to re-share iCloud Photos Shared Album?

A non-tech-savy relative has added many photos to an iCloud Photos Shared Album on their iPhone. They've invited me and I am a member of the album and can view all of its photos. They now want me to ...
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How do I stop File Sharing of volumes I did not share?

In System Preferences → Sharing → File Sharing, I only have 2 shared folders: Despite this, when I go to another Mac and use the Finder's Connect to Server to mount shared folders over SMB (using an ...
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Mac sharing - I am sharing folders between two macs, but not seeing any files in them

I have two Macs set up on the same WiFi network and I have connected them together so that I can access the Documents folder of Mac A from Mac B, but it shows no files in the Documents folder. It is ...
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How to automount an SMB share and keep it mounted and remount automatically if disconnected temporarily?

Been using a gem of an app called AutoMounter, but it seems to have perhaps been having some issues in Big Sur occasionally. How can one automatically mount SMB shares in macOS 11 (Big Sur) with just ...
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How to stop MacOS from adding (#) to my machine's name? [duplicate]

My Mac's machine name is "system g" but over time some part of MacOS adds an incrementing number (eg, "system g(2)", "system g(5)" etc... Why does it add this number and ...
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Is it possible to get high bandwidth screen sharing between Macs connected via ethernet?

I was using my MacBook Pro (Mac 1) to control another Mac (Mac 2) using the "Remote Management" feature in System Preferences > Sharing. This allowed me to control Mac 2 from Mac 1 if I ...
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How to check macOS Sharing status via terminal

we are disabling the all sharing options using macOS restriction profile via MDM however we want to cross check using some report or maybe a custom attribute commands to get the status of below ...
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Sharing an iPhone Notes Folder, it disappears from Mac Notes and from iCloud Notes. Why? How do I share Notes without hiding them from myself?

Notes seems to work well for syncing my own notes with myself between my iPhone and my Mac. But when I go to do something simple with someone else, like sharing a shopping list with my wife, it breaks....
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How share folder in QEMU with plan9/virtfs between MacOS host and Linux guest?

I am trying to run a Linux Debian with qemu with MacOS Big Sur host. Unfortunately virtfs doesn't work on Mac and there is no easy alternative that I have found. Is there a way to share folders with ...
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Shared note folders not visible in icloud notes

As soon as one shares a folder in Apple's notes app, be it in the web version or in any of the apps, the folder vanishs from the web version. So the question is: How can one view shared folders on the ...
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Big Sur SMB File Sharing won't work - "There was a problem connecting to the server"

My goal is to share files on Machine A (my MacBook Pro running Big Sur version 11.2.3) with other Macs on my home network. My understanding is that I must/should do this via SMB, but if it's possible/...
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SMB Port 139 not enabled on Mac OS 10.15 Catalina

I'm trying to share a folder on my local network in order to use a scanner that can upload files over SMB protocol towards a Mac Catalina 10.15. My Mac is on my local network with IP address 192.168.1....
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Sharing contacts with husband who has separate Apple id

My husband and I have separate Apple IDs. We have family sharing and are able to share our calendars. But we want to share our contacts in a way that is easily accessible on all our computers and ...
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How do you preserve permissions from a windows SMB share?

I'm troubleshooting an issue where permissions get stripped from folders/files when accessing a Windows SMB share from OSX. ENV: OSX Workstations (Mojave) Windows AD Server (2012 R2) Windows FTP ...
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Unable to connect to a public folder as guest, "Connection Failed"

I have a Mac desktop and a Mac laptop. On the desktop, I have a public folder, which I've shared: Under "Options", I've checked both "Share files and folders using SMB" and "...
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Excluding location data from shared video not working?

On iOS 14.4 I use the share sheet on a video in the photos app, and deselect location data under Options at the top. I then choose the duplicate action. When inspecting the duplicate it appears that ...
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Removing location metadata when sharing voice memo

The Apple voice memo app offers to geotag recordings. When I want to share a recording I'm not offered any sharing options at the top of the share sheet, which I normally use to strip location data ...
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When accessing my Windows DFS share on my Mac machine, it shows empty folder

I have a domain server mydomain.com and a DFS server which is part of mydomain.com. DFS server has a share with namespace //mydomain.com/Datashare, which points to a TestData folder inside the machine....
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How to connect to a Windows PC?

I've tried to connect my MacBook to my Windows 10 PC via SMB without success. My Windows PC is in a private network and I shared a folder readable by Everyone. One time I found the Windows PC on my ...

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