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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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finding all directories with whitespace at the end of name

I have a client who I'm switching to SMB to connect to a network drive, but we have an issue with users not being able to see certain directories over SMB, but they can see it using AFP although, ...
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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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No longer can connect to Network Drives via SMB (Catalina)

After updating to the Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A487l), I am no longer able to connect to my network drive via SMB. I get the following error: There was a problem connecting to the server "ServerName"....
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How can I remove old SMB connections?

Whenever I start up my old Mac Mini, I get an error indicating that it can't connect to an SMB share that I set up a long time ago: So that this question is findable via Google, the text of this ...
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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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How to create a link, for multiple users, to a network share, which itself is on a network share?

Working Windows-based solution I've got a folder on a network share which works great in Windows. It is basically an index of other available file servers. It looks something like this: \\server1\...
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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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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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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) ...