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Server Message Block (SMB) is an application-layer network protocol allowing access to shared files and shared printers over a network.

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Emtpy shares with SMB/Samba with option “smb encrypt=desired”

If I connect with my MBP (macOS Catalina 10.15.3) to a SMB/Samba share without the option "smb encrypt=desired" on the server side everything works well. Smbstatus says SMB3_02, encryption is turned ...
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mount list grows endlessly on automount / autofs setup

I have configured macOS (Catalina 10.15.3) to automount 4 SMB network shares with autofs. It works, the shares are mounted whenever I need them, as they should. The problem I find is that my mount ...
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File lock kept opened even after closing the file, co-editing gone for toss in my Enterprise

The latest macOS 10.14.x and macOS 10.15.x have degraded their behavior with Word applications on network drives mapped via SMB. These network drives are shared drives on the Windows 2019 file server ...
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FID opens unnecessarily on latest OSx of 10.14/10.15 causing data corruption with Word files on network drives(Windows/Linux File servers)

The latest MAC 10.14.x and MAC 10.15.x OS have degraded their behavior with Word applications on Network drives mapped via SMB. These network drive are shared drives on Windows-2019 File server or it ...
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Unable to mount an SMB share from cron

I have a script to temporarily mount an SMB share and copy some files that get generated for my team. It works find locally, but fails to mount the remote share when run from cron. I am not including ...
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macOS with SMB server : timeout value?

I've a NAS with SMB share, and a macOS 10.14.6 client. How much time the client should be able to stay connected to the SMB network share (wired, not wifi, of course)? My computer got disconnected ...
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SMB mounts wrong path when password is required

I have an SMB mounting script that uses the open command to connect to a remote drive with the structure smb://location/root/mydir When I connect to the mount if it asks me for a password then the ...
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How can I make sure my Mac has access to files on its own SMB server? [duplicate]

I have a Mac mini that runs a Samba server through the "file sharing" option in settings. I can create files on it and my clients can access it. However, creating files on the client end causes my ...
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Finder shows different folder sizes, and number of items

I am having a strange issue.. I have a Synology server, whose mounts are attached via smb in my Mac. There somewhere I have a folder, which I want to copy paste to another external hard drive, which ...
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User can't save any changes on an SMB share

We run a mixed environment of Mac/Windows. Our Macs are on High Sierra and using Windows Server 16. This is issue is only happening to this domain user. Our permissions are very flat, everyone has ...
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Mojave SMB file sharing authentication issues

I'm trying to set up SMB file sharing from one Mac running macOS Mojave to another. The serving Mac runs Server.app and an Open Directory master with Local Network Users. The client is bound to the ...
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Mounted volume not accessible

I'm trying to mount an external volume: /bin/mkdir -p /Volumes/share /sbin/mount -o nosuid,-d=777 -t smbfs //user:pwd@host.local/share /Volumes/share The script runs as a Daemon, no error. The share ...
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Is it possible to share a OSXFUSE volume over SMB?

I've been trying to share an osxfuse volume with SMB but the macOS share options won't let me select the drive to share it, the volume is made with the allow_other command. What sort of works is ...
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Can I not share external hard drives through my Macbook's standard file sharing system?

I'm trying to share an external hard drive through lan file sharing (SMB). The sharing works for folders and file in my Macbook. I have set up a “Sharing” account that I give access to the files I ...
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How does Time Machine encrypt backups to network disk?

I see other questions regarding encrypting Time Machine backups to external disks, like this one: If I encrypt a Time Machine backup disk, is the entire disk encrypted or just the Backups.backupdb ...
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All network folders are not visible from macOS

I am facing a weird issue with our co-workers' machines who are working on macOS. We have File Server hosted on windows and end-user are accessing the network path from macOS Mojave. There is no ...
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One mac can file share to another, but not to a 3rd

This is tricky to articulate so I couldn't really find anything in searching. Here is my situation. Home network includes 3 macs: 2018 MBP (mine) running High Sierra 2012 Mac Mini (wife's) running ...
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How do I forget or change the username and password for file sharing?

I connected my MacBook (macOS 10.13 if it matters) to my Mac Pro fileshare using the username foo and the password. I tell Finder to save the password. I want to disconnect from that server and login ...
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Can there be problems copying files from AFPS to other file systems?

I have a simple question: I bought a NAS from Synology and I copy my files from macOS (my filesystem is AFPS) to the NAS with Samba, formatted in ext4. Sometimes I also copy files from AFPS to NTFS (I'...
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How to specify network interface for different protocols?

At work, I have 2 interfaces active: WiFi and Ethernet. Eth connects to company network for shared volumes over SMB. But then no Internet. WiFi connects to Internet, but not to company network. I ...
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Can I force the Finder to refresh network mounted smb: drive?

My laptop (running Catalina 10.15.1) has a network-mounted (smb:) drive onto a Windows 10 filesystem. When the Windows 10 updates files, the changes don't always show in the Mac Finder. Short of ...
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Users getting “Denied access” to 10.14.6 server upon being kicked out

I recently set up a new macOS 10.14.6 server. It is a Mac Pro Late 2013 set up with about 20 users connected to a a Enstore RAID via an external SAS Card running Thunderbolt 2 external PCIe card. I ...
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How can I fix things when Catalina will not connect to smb shares?

Based on proposed solutions at: What causes some Network Drives using SMB no longer connect to macOS Catalina? I have edited the /etc/nsmb.conf which worked for about seven (7) days, and now nothing. ...
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Is AFP of any value to non-ancient devices?

From one person’s tests, SMBv3 is just a hair faster than AFP. All of the Macs, iPads, and iPhones in our house capable of reading disks are Apple devices that support SMBv3.  We have no devices ...
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How can I log the IP addresses of SMB login attempts?

I want to automatically ban IP address which attempt to login to my file server unauthorized. I can log SSH login attempts including IP address in macOS to a syslog format file for further processing ...
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Macs Disconnect from SMB Share: “STATUS_NETWORK_SESSION_EXPIRED (0xc000035c)”

I have some Ubuntu Servers running Samba with Winbind. Everything is fine, but Macs will randomly disconnect overnight, or at some irregular interval. On the servers, Samba logs this as two events: ...
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Cannot connect to SAMBA shares drive after update to Catalina

I have a raspberry pi 4b running raspbian buster lite, connected to this I have a 1TB HDD, on Mojave I was able to connect to the network folder and access the files on it, however with the new ...
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SMB deleting folders (mac, windows) local network issue

I have mixed machines in my local network, everyone have all permissions to read/write. Everything works fine but when some Mac user tries to delete any folder it raises error: "The operation can’t ...
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How do I permanently keep a network share in my Finder favorites?

I added one of my network shares to my favorites. Whenever I lose connection to that share it gets removed from my favorites. How do I prevent this from happening?
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I can not connect to SMB shares after upgrading macOS from Mojave to Catalina

Before I upgraded, I used Command K to connect an SMB share. I had upgraded macOS from Mojave to Catalina yesterday. When I use Command K to connect that SMB share, it doesn’t work. Does the new ...
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No connection to network drive MacOS 10.15 (Catalina)

I updated to Catalina today and now I cannot connect to my network drive via SMB. I've tried: using the ip-address, server name the method of creating a nsmb.conf file Regardless, all I get is an ...
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Escaping variables when using open 'smb://$LOGIN:$PASSWORD@$SERVER/$PATH'

I'm trying to connect to a server using variables. However I get it to use the variables instead of the variable name. So far I've tried: /usr/bin/open 'smb://"$LOGIN":"$PASSWORD"@"$SERVER"/"$PATH"'...
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Folder permission denied on server folder

I'm using a Raspberry Pi as a remote PLEX server, connected to my pi is an external hard drive with all my media saved on it. This all works great except when I try to open the external hard drive ...
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Network folder with large amount of subfolders unreadable after High Sierra upgrade

I have an iTunes media folder on a FAT32 hard drive attached to an ISP provided router / server, that serves up a LAN Sharepoint so that I can consult the music files via the network. The router is ...
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Cannot connect to network drive attached to Wifi router on Macbook Pro 2017, Mojave OS

I can see the network drive displayed in the finder but when I click on it keeps loading until freezes. Sometimes is working however. I can access the drive from Apple TV, Windows notebook and so. ...
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Use time machine with different MacOS versions and a NAS

I'm going to buy a NAS to back-up different pcs (~15) with Apple time-machine but I'm facing different doubth regarding compatibilities, and possible issues. I will include informations regarding ...
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Really strange behavior creating a directory on SMB NAS share

I am setting up a Synology DS918+ for backing up a new iMac Pro with an Drobo 5D3 attached to it. I was working on backing up my Photos library from the Drobo using ChronoSync. ChronoSync was ...
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Adding smb printer through terminal

Goal: Add a domain printer just through the terminal without using its IP address. Following the instructions here: https://dae.me/blog/1826/add-a-printer-via-command-line-in-os-x/#comment-256587 I ...
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Finder Search not working when searching network drive shared with SMB connection on Mojave 10.14.0

We went through the nightmare of finding out that 10.14.5 Mojave did not allow other Macs to connect via SMB without freezing client's Finders and/or not connecting or dropping connections. To fix ...
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For 10.14.6 what does “Improves file-sharing reliability over SMB” mean, specifically?

Note When answering please add references/links for any claims made. Answers based on guesses or assumptions will be deleted. macOS 10.14.6 was just released. One of the lines is "Improves file-...
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One specific user can't access the shared network drive, how to resolve?

I have a network based on a default 192.168.1.1 gateway. Multiple devices are connected to the network; (3 apple devices, multiple android devices, windows and linux based machines, ). One of the ...
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Issue setting environment variable that points to smb

Can someone tell me the proper syntax for setting an environment variable that points to a smb volume directory? What I have tried so far: TNS_ADMIN=/Volumes/abc TNS_ADMIN=smb://servername/abc ...
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How do I transfer files fast over two network shares?

I have two shares (A, B) on the same volume on a synology NAS. I'm have the two shares mounted in finder, but when copying or moving files it takes forever, even with SMB3 on. I can of course use ...
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Network drive in finder sidebar disappears, is there's a way keep them in unmounted state?

I use Automator to mount my network drives on boot by following instructions from this link: http://osxdaily.com/2012/05/04/automatically-connect-to-network-drive-mac-os-x/ and then drag the drives ...
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Can't restore from Time Machine server

I have a Mac mini running 10.14.5 as a server. In System Preferences / Sharing I set up a shared folder on second internal drive HFS+ formatted drive for time machine backups. Backing up and entering ...
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Finder accesses SMB share while computer sleeps

I have a networked drive being served over SMB which is regularly accessed from my Macbook Air. The problem is that it spins up even after my Macbook Air has had its lid closed and has been sleeping ...
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Have to ssh first on mac before connecting to samba share

I have a weird issue with my Mac OS Mojave. There is a Ubuntu samba share in my network, and it will consistently fail to connect, until I open the terminal, and browser the directory using it. Once ...
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Unable to connect to SMB server after Mojave update 10.14.5

I used to be able to connect to a shared folder on a local Windows PC from my MacBook Air (Early 2015) by doing Finder > Go > Connect to Server or ⌘+K and then typing smb://hostname/folder and ...
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What causes some Network Drives using SMB no longer connect to macOS Catalina?

Running the release version of macOS Catalina some SMB shares will not connect when they did on Mojave. I noticed this first after updating to the Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A487l), I am no longer able to ...
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Stop sharing Macintosh HD and home folder with File Sharing?

I've seen quite a few questions posted here and on Reddit about this topic, but I haven't been able to find the solution I am looking for, or a straight up answer like "no you cant change that". I ...

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