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Questions tagged [smb]

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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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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OSX 10.14 Mojave SMB locking files and not releasing them

I have a Windows server with a file share accessed by a few Macs running 10.13 High Sierra and 10.14 Mojave. The Mojave Macs keep locking out every file they access on the SMB file share. So, the Mac ...
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Mounting an SMB share uses the share name and not the local directory name

I'm mounting an SMB share via the command line in 10.9 with the following: mkdir /Volumes/MountName mount_smbfs //user:password@server/Share$/SubDir /Volumes/MountName Previously in 10.8 this would ...
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How can I tell what version of SMB is negotiated when I connect to a share from macOS?

I have quite a few file servers at work that serve up files over SMB/CIFS. How can I tell what version is negotiated when someone says that I need to be sure I'm connecting over SMB version 3 to get ...
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Finder thinks non existant file still exists

So I have an SMB share hosted off an ubuntu server 18.04 computer. I connect to ZFS pool using smb://my-server.local in finder. It works nicely, except for one main issue that makes me fear using SMB ...
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Where does File Sharing store SMB passwords

Because of High Sierra 10.13.1, I had to switch from AFP protocols to SMB. I only got this working by storing passwords in System Preferences > File Sharing > Options > Windows File Sharing (strange:...
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Time machine backup to a .sparsebundle on USB drive?

I noticed that when I migrated from backing up over USB to SMB that Time Machine started using sparse bundles for backup. I was unsuccessful in using this bundle as a backup drive when connecting to ...
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calling open from terminal with smb file path and preview as application opens finder instead of preview

I am trying to open a file on an smb share in preview from terminal. The following command opens the containing folder in finder instead of the file in preview. open -a /Applications/Preview.app "...
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How to connect to SMB network drive only when on network?

I use an SMB network drive as a Time Machine backup from a Macbook on my home network. What is the correct way of "lazily" connecting to that network drive so that it automatically connects when I'm ...
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Can't connect from macOS High Sierra to Windows 10 share on home network

At wit's end. Have MBP named newt running High Sierra. Have Windows 10 machine named "Vader" that's always up & running with a physical drive (X:) shared as //Vader/x with permissions set to ...
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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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.smbdelete files from Word 2016 for Mac on Mac OS 10.13 file server

I am working with a Mac mini (Macmini7,1) running High Sierra 10.13.6 with SMB file sharing to a few connected computers. Things have been working fine, but since updating a couple of the client ...
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opening smb://user@server/share URLs no longer works

Recently, I noticed that when I try to open smb:// URLs that contain a share (exact syntax: smb://user@server.domain/share), I am just presented the dialog asking which shares I want to mount, but in ...
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Finder thinks item exists after it's already been deleted (Samba)

First, I copied foo.7z to my SMB share (zfs zpool, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Samba 4.7.6) through finder. Over SSH, I moved it elsewhere on the server. I tried copying a different foo.7z again to the same ...
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Clever sysadmin needed! How to keep SMB shares mounted?

We have multiple Mac OS/OSX servers (A mix of El Cap and High Sierra) that have SMB shares mounted for backing /archiving jobs (chronosync and P5) The SMB shares are connected via "connect to server" ...
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Quick way to “link” to location on a shared SMB server?

I work at a small office where everyone uses Macs. We have a shared SMB server for storing files, which often contain spaces and other special characters. Let's say that I have a folder containing ...
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Is there a way to click windows fileshare links in macos?

My company (like many others) primarily uses Windows computers and as such has a lot of Windows-based fileshares. We have also standardized which fileshares map to which lettered drives on those PCs, ...
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smb server not showing in the Finder sidebar under Locations

I installed samba on linux. From Finder > Go > "Connect to Server …" I can connect to the server and see my folders. The server shows up in the Finder sidebar under Locations. When I unmount the ...
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Connect to SMB server on startup

I got a late 2017 macbook pro running the High Sierra update. I am wondering if its possible to auto connect to a smb server. I need to do this manually everytime i start up at work. And as small as ...
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Missing nsmb.conf file

I'm looking for the nsmb.conf file to try some different settings to troubleshoot network connectivity issues. I'm on Mac OS Mojave. I cannot find that file in /etc/nsmb.conf or ~/Library/...
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Issues with linking to a file on a local network file server

In my workplace we often save files to a local network file server, sometimes in locations with a very long hierarchy tree to navigate. This can take up time and lead to confusion. I've recently been ...
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Macbook Pro very slow to show PC (shared via SMB) on 1GB Home Network

I always see my son's non-shared PC in Finder way before my PC shows up, even after using command+K with my PC.s IP. Is there a solution to have my PC show up at least at the same time, instead of ...
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“Connect to Server” option missing

Running OSX Lion, I have no "connect to server" option listed in Finder > Go menu. Everything I've read about connecting to a Windows file share references that option. Why would it be missing and ...
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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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Why does Enterprise Connect exit immediately?

Attempts to restart Enterprise Connect do not result in showing its icon or menu.
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NAS sharing SMB

If I use a NAS for file sharing and use SMB do Mac users loose all Metadata capabilities ? Specifically color labeling and the use of Spotlight searching ?
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Open SMB command still prompting for login in finder

I've got a script that sends the magic packet to wake up my server, then it mounts the network drives. It works fine on 2 of the 3 laptops in my household. The third, using the same script, asks for a ...
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NAS Server disconnecting from SMB connection

I can't figure it out: Every few minutes I have to connect to the NAS Synology (DS1517+), DSM number (DSM 6.2.1-23824) from my MacBook: Go>Connect to Server... then select the folders I need. ...
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Modify permissions of files created via SMB in a specific directory

I have a multifunction printer that has a SMB-capable scanning unit. I want to have the printer send scans to an SMB share on my iMac running macOS High Sierra (10.13). I do not want to store my main ...
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Improve file transfer performance over VPN

I have two Apple machines: a server and a client. Both are running the newest builds of macOS Sierra 10.12.6. The “server” machine is running macOS Server running VPN and file sharing. Both machines ...
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Finder “copy as pathname” adding smb:// on Mojave

On previous MacOS versions using the "copy as pathname" option from Finder would provide me the local mounted path on SMB resources ex: /Volumes/mountname/folder1/folder2 Now on Mojave its giving me ...
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smb not working for me on 10.13.6 (dtruss inside)

my Finder is not able to connect to ANY smb-share. It doesn't matter, if the network-folder is on linux (SAMBA 4.1.17) is on OSX (10.11.6) is on Windowsserver is public for everyone or in a ADS It ...
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Can Apple TV stream video from an external server using SMB or FTP protocol with external subtitles?

I am seriously considering moving from my Android TV-based player to Apple TV player, because my current solution fails completely on playing / streaming videos from from an external server through ...
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Streaming media from Mac to VLC for Android

I have few media files in my Mac which I want to stream on my Android phone. I have enabled File Sharing and enabled both smb and afp protocol. When I check in VLC for Android app, I can see my Mac's ...
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SMB and AFP work for guest and Administrator but not other users

I'm having a problem getting file sharing to work between my MBPr and Mac Mini, here's a history of what I've tried: I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) running El Cap 10.11.1 (15B42) ...
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Mac mini SMB File Sharing and Sleep Mode

I've a Mac mini (Mid 2010, El Capitan 10.11.6) which acts as file server. I enabled file sharing (SMB). The Mac goes to sleep mode after 10 minutes (as configured). If a PC client tries to connect to ...
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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 remotely, outside my network, access files on my Windows computer from my iphone over the internet, using mobile data?

I have the app File Explorer on my iphone which lets me access and stream files to my iphone while my Windows computer and Iphone is connected to the same network. I access my Windows computer using a ...
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Samba Share is mounted and shows indexing enabled, but why doesn't work?

I am running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6 (17G65). I enabled indexing on samba share by using sudo mdutil -i on command. The result: $ sudo mdutil -s /Volumes/e\$/ /Volumes/e$: Indexing ...
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iTunes attempts to mount SMB share using old SMB server name

mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65) and iTunes 12.8.0.150 I have a bunch of MP3 files on my SMB share (a Linux home server). The SMB server used to be named "sega-SMB" and I renamed it to just "sega". ...
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Why can't I access File Sharing when Open Directory is enabled in macOS Mojave?

Here's the procedure I have followed: Install a fresh copy of macOS Mojave to an APFS volume Perform initial OS configuration and create 'admin' user at first launch. Assign a static IP from 192.168....
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Searching for files on SMB share shows all files as question marks “?” on macOS High Sierra

Searching on SMB share in Finder on macOS High Sierra (10.13.3) shows all files names as "?". The correct kind and size is identified, it is just the name that is messed up. Browsing works fine and ...
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How to mount company network share?

I got a MacBook Air as my working computer running MacOS Sierra 10.12.5. Within the intranet at the company office we got a network share. Whenever I want to use it, I have to add it via the Finder ...
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What's wrong with my automounter config?

So, i am using automounter to connect some smb shares. It was all ok on Mojave. Yesterday i downgraded os to High Sierra with full reinstall. For some reason my shares not connect at all now. Here is ...
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Issues with files and folders with names containing umlauts

I have just noticed some issues browsing my external music collection using Finder, certain artists folders were missing. Going to iTerm and lsing the folder I got this as the initial report: ls ...
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Umask doesn't change after reboot

I'm new to umask so please correct me if i'm wrong. We have a mac OS X file server at work with multiple SMB shares. Whenever users create files, they get created as -rw-r--r-- as this is the default ...
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Need to automate an SMB path into a UNC path before sending to Win10 clients

New here, but I'm having difficulty putting together an AppleScript that will basically take an SMB link and turn it into a UNC link before I send it over to a couple of Win10 clients. All same ...
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mount_smbfs: server rejected the connection: Authentication error on Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6

On my ubuntu server i have a few shares that I can access from finder in the style: smb://server.domain/share successfully without having to type in a password. When I try to mount the server shares ...
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Where to configure Time Machine quota when backing up to Mac Server

We use a Mac Server in another subnet as a Time Machine target for some of our MacBooks (macOs 10.13). Despite the manual configuration caused by the server being on a different subnet, this setup ...
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How to access files on a networked smb server with Python on macOS

I have a bunch of files that sit on a networked drive to which I can connect by using Finder > Go > Connect to Server and entering the address smb://smb-name.institute.name.org/DRIVENAME and then ...